Ok, before anyone bashes me, I have never been to the CLS, nor am I sure I have all the facts just from this. I have read some of the posts, and have no doubt that Mrs. Kimm is a good hearted person. For Animal Charity...ah, I just hate to make assumptions based off of the internet and not personal experience. :/ But I felt the need to say something.
One, any animal can get sick easily, yes. But if ANY shelter has ANY sort of illness in their animals and do no immediately try to take care of it, I'm sorry but they either do not care about the animals or have too much on their plate for their funding. I'm not a vet, no, but I know little things can lead to bigger, much more serious things.
Two, a happy playful cat does not mean the entire shelter is safe and sanitary. There's a cat that hangs around our house that is quite willing to let anyone pick her up and play with her. But as she has always been an outdoor cat, I am sure she has health problems that I cannot see. Plus, even though she's quite the nice little cat, her environment is dangerous (and before you say anything, yes, I have been trying to find someplace that will take her. I've even e-mailed the Cat Lady Society, though I didn't hear back. I can't bring her in because my mother is allergic and my dog wouldn't be too happy.)
Three, though putting an animal to sleep is sad and unwanted, I would much rather have that then have it wondering around the street or worse. Honestly, animal shelters ARE overcrowded. All the ones I've seen have always said they need donations, cat food, dog food, toys, leashes...their not just saying that. As for this Animal Charity...I couldn't say, since I have no experience with them.
Though (again, from what I've read) it seems CLS wasn't that overcrowded, so maybe I'm wrong. And as for PETA...why do people even listen to them anymore? I have personal experience with *them*, and my words aren't worth wasting about them. x-x
September 20, 2010 at 2:49 a.m.
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