On July 29, a local TV news report indicated Bridgeport AC in CT was threatening to kill cats due to being over capacity. A rescue group offered to pay the adoption fees for the cats in an effort to encourage people to adopt. The next day, the same TV station reported that people waited in line for a chance to adopt the free cats:
Yesterday, the shelter had about 75 cats.
The shelter says all but one of the cats have now been adopted, but they get new cats in all the time.
Thank you to the so-called irresponsible public, yet again – both the rescue group that paid the fees and the adopters who opened up their hearts and homes.
I hope next time Bridgeport AC needs help from compassionate people, it won’t resort to threats of violence against the pets in its care. The public wants to save pets and will respond to pleas for assistance but any shelter wanting to build a lasting relationship with supporters needs to do its job and avoid threats to hurt animals.
(Thanks Arlene for the link.)