As I’ve said in past, I believe people are generally against killing friendly dogs and cats and when called upon, will volunteer and donate to work toward no kill efforts in the community. Case in point, courtesy of Maine:
When Lorraine Monfils planned the first community cleanup day for the Ark Animal Shelter, she hoped for a little good press that would lead to some positive attention.
But what the group got the day the story appeared in Tuesday’s Bangor Daily News were numerous phone calls and e-mails with offers of donations and volunteer help — and a new building.
“The phone has been ringing off the hook,” she said. “People are coming in and it’s all positive and good.”
People also are offering to assist with grant writing to fund the sanctuary and offering to make outright donations.
No kill makes sense to people. The public wants it. And with the right leadership in place to get (and keep) the ball rolling, the community will step up. We are a humane society and a no kill nation.