Authorities on Jan. 3 seized 200 cats from Whiskerville Animal Sanctuary Inc. in Texas City after finding them in squalid living conditions. Caring for the surviving 170 cats, including those that were sick, soaked in urine and covered in feces, overwhelmed the county’s animal resource center, which sought help from three other organizations.
In May, just one week after legal custody of the cats was transferred to the county, a jury awarded $231,884 to the shelters caring for the cats.
But that was then, this is now:
The [Galveston County Animal Resources Center] will begin humanely euthanizing the remaining Whiskerville cats Aug. 22.
Kurt Koopmann, spokesman for the Galveston County Health District, says the 30 cats may be killed due to space, not because they are medically hopeless and suffering. In fact, it’s quite the opposite:
They are healthy again after spending the last eight months recuperating, Koopmann said.
“There’s such a big difference between when we found them in the shelter in January and now,” Koopmann said.
Aw, touching. They’ve come so far. Time to throw them in the dumpster. Oh and, of course:
“We’d love to see them adopted,” Koopmann said. “The last thing we want to do is euthanize the cats.”
Totally. We don’t want to kill them so much that we scheduled a date for it, marked on the calendar with sparkly balloon stickers next to the sign up sheet for cake and soda.
Charlotte-Mecklenberg ACC seized 45 cats last week from a Mint Hill, NC man who was taking care of them in his home but couldn’t afford to have them all neutered and vaccinated. Char-Meck “had to” kill most of the cats – not because they were medically hopeless and suffering, in fact not even a sniffle was reported by the pound, but “due to lack of socialization.” As you know, cats who are appear scared or withdrawn when removed from the only home they’ve ever known and dropped on the stainless steel table at a pet killing facility are deviant beasts who don’t deserve to live.
It must be gratifying for the staff at Char-Meck to know that, instead of offering to neuter, vaccinate and assist in rehoming these healthy, owned cats, they have done the community a service by putting pets who
refused to tap dance on demand didn’t pass their behavioral evaluations into the freezer. There, they can hone their social skills while awaiting the Dead Cat Man who rummages through cat carcasses at NC pounds and picks out which ones he’ll pay $5 for in order to supply his dissection specimen business.
Remember folks, don’t criticize anyone who enables these types of
killings rescues. We all want the same thing. We’re all on the same team. They have a hard job killing rescuing pets and you’re not allowed to judge unless you are willing to do their jobs for them for free. No one wants to kill pets. They have to because the public is irresponsible and the only two choices are kill or – oh wait, I guess there is only one choice. Yay Team Killing Rescue!
(Thanks Lisa for the links to the Char-Meck story.)