Last week, the Isle of Wight Co shelter in VA told the media they had 30 cats infected with herpes. They needed to halt cat intakes and thoroughly disinfect the facility. Oh and if no one steps up for the cats within the next few days, they’ll be killed.
People stepped up. All 30 cats were moved out of the shelter to safety in a matter of days. Go Irresponsible Public, go!
While the city of Harrisburg and the HS of the Harrisburg Area played rock, scissors, paper, the community’s pets were left in limbo. Thankfully an all volunteer group of compassionate rescuers called the Central PA Animal Alliance took a seat at the adult table and actually saved pets’ lives. Among their saves was a female Pitbull who had been roaming loose for 3 years. They trapped her and took the friendly dog to the vet where it was discovered she had a microchip. Unfortunately the GA phone number on the chip was disconnected. I wonder if local AC would have trapped her sometime sooner, maybe her owner could have been located.
At any rate, paws up to concerned citizens of Harrisburg for doing instead of arguing. The real humane society in this country is of the small h, small s variety.