What if pet killing was not an option for anyone in the United States – including animal shelters? (Euthanasia to relieve suffering for medically hopeless pets was still available.) What would the director of your municipal pound do for the roughly 90 – 95% of pets in his care who are not medically hopeless and suffering?
- Would he warehouse every feral cat in your community or would he set up a TNR program in order to allow them to live normally while reducing their population over time?
- Would he stop waiting for the public to come to the shelter and start bringing pets to the public by conducting frequent offsite adoption events?
- Would he shut out offers of volunteer services from caring members of the community or would he gladly accept their help?
Why isn’t your local shelter director doing these things today?
And lastly, assuming he isn’t doing these things today, is this acceptable to you as a taxpayer and compassionate pet owner? Take action.