Reader Tami writes: Good news in cat rescue can be hard to find. The story of Julianne Westberry in SC has been particularly hard to swallow. She was trusted by so many. I worked side by side with her in the Anderson County Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic. She seemed to have a stream of foster … Continue reading Mailbag
I am the one who knocks.
Subject: Request for stats From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, September 22, 2013 10:40 am To: email@example.com Is your shelter open admission? Your website gives that impression but I wanted to ask to be certain. Would you please send me a copy of your most recent year's statistics detailing intakes and outcomes? Thank you, Shirley Thistlethwaite *** … Continue reading I am the one who knocks.
Snipped from a letter from a reader expressing concern about advocates who proclaim they unequivocally believe in no kill but when faced with challenging animals, consider killing a reasonable option. These people often employ many of the same excuses they have previously condemned pet killing facilities for using themselves, in an attempt to justify the … Continue reading Mailbag/Discussion
This note came from a reader with whom I was discussing shelter staff who champion the idea that some killing is fine, so long as it represents a decrease in killing over time. I thought her response was a gem worth sharing: They lack…that certain spark. The can-do attitude of “Why, we can put the … Continue reading Mailbag
I get a wide array of mail. I need to share it more often. Sharing this one with permission from reader Arlene because it cracked me up. To provide a little context, Arlene normally sends me links and info accompanied by polite commentary or questions. But she apparently woke up on the feisty side of … Continue reading Mailbag