Saving Pets has a suggestion for shelter directors who want to get pets adopted:
[…]We’ve got to move beyond the idea that threatening to kill [shelter pets] is any kind of motivating factor for the public to adopt. It’s not.
Adopters do want to save a life. They just don’t want to feel the awful pressure that if they visit you and see a pet, that not taking it will mean its death.
Thank you! I bake treats and buy canned food for shelter pets but instead of donating them to my local kill shelter, I drive a fair distance to get to a wonderful no kill shelter and donate them there. Because I can’t bear to look at all the doomed pets at my local shelter where the director says, “We kill our friend every day”.
A family in VA lost their dog and believe he was picked up by a county ACO. The family called and visited the shelter looking for the dog but no luck – the dog had been adopted out. The shelter contends the family didn’t come in to the shelter within the allotted time although the family disputes this. The family has filed a complaint with the sheriff’s office.
On the subject of wolf management in MT:
Worse case, we would go to the PETA pound and save 1,000 dogs about to be killed by PETA and HSUS and stake them out in wolf areas – well fed and cared for of course – but when the wolves killed these dogs, get the wolves killed.
Apparently no one is taking this guy seriously. *knock on wood*
KC Dog Blog has the story of a Kansas City dog owner who reached out to a local animal welfare group when she couldn’t afford enough food for her 3 dogs.
From Nathan Winograd: Four Million Shelter Animals Want You!
Can I get a matching pair?