Catherine M. Fisher
Catherine M. Fisher

This is important to me because there are so many wonderful animals that would make wonderful pets if the shelters gave them more time & promoted them more - shelters need to have one of them employees dedicate part of their work day to promoting their shelter through social networking - thousands of animals have been saved by sharing their info on Facebook & these shelters need to get with the program so they are adopting out more animals than they're putting down!

Louellen McCoy Porreca
Louellen McCoy Porreca
  • Catherine M. Fisher

I actually have gained some compassion for public animal shelter workers. Many of the public shelter workers are quite honest that they have to euthanize animals and plead with the "humans" dropping them off not to do this,unlike many "humane" societies that euthanize many adoptable pets and don't admit it. The public workers will get on the phone and beg animal rescue organizations to take the cats and dogs when their time is up, but the answer is usually "no, sorry, FULL!". I have...

I actually have gained some compassion for public animal shelter workers. Many of the public shelter workers are quite honest that they have to euthanize animals and plead with the "humans" dropping them off not to do this,unlike many "humane" societies that euthanize many adoptable pets and don't admit it. The public workers will get on the phone and beg animal rescue organizations to take the cats and dogs when their time is up, but the answer is usually "no, sorry, FULL!". I have pleaded with RH leadership to take more shelter cats because their adoption rates are up, but the answer I got was "there are too many cats in foster care right now." This doesn't make much sense to me because once in a blue moon when this rescue takes shelter animals, they don't usually get foster care before transferred to a center. Right now many of the enclosures at the centers are empty after the blow out fair when they could go to LA or Orange County and pull Siamese, orange or Maine coon cats from shelters that could get adopted on a day at RH! Maybe you have more influence with them to change theirs minds. Too often with these organizations it is just status quo, even though lots of animals are helped, many more could be from unnecessary death.

Catherine M. Fisher
Catherine M. Fisher
  • Catherine M. Fisher

Louellen, we will be going to the shelters to get some cats but we also have many in foster care that are getting ready to transition into the centers. You do know that many of the cats we take in are from shelters, don't you?

Catherine M. Fisher
Catherine M. Fisher
  • Catherine M. Fisher

@Louellen - I tell anyone who gets turned down by RH to go to a shelter; they will literally be saving a cat's life. I encourage you to go to a shelter to adopt a cat or two as well. Last time I checked, you had that fancy/expensive cat from a breeder & you said once it died, you'd adopt - I hope you keep your word - adopt from one of the shelters you're so passionate about but please don't talk smack about RH.

Louellen McCoy Porreca
Louellen McCoy Porreca
  • Catherine M. Fisher

I don't talk badly about anyone and certainly not RH. I have discussed this up front with them about getting more cats from shelters and I know that they are working on it. I just know if they hear it a few more times maybe more kitty lives will be saved. I wouldn't volunteer hours upon hours at the adoption fairs spending 40 dollars on gas each trip to east, north county, if I didn't like RH, I admit i got two cats from a "breeder" a long time ago. One passed away from kidney failure and...

I don't talk badly about anyone and certainly not RH. I have discussed this up front with them about getting more cats from shelters and I know that they are working on it. I just know if they hear it a few more times maybe more kitty lives will be saved. I wouldn't volunteer hours upon hours at the adoption fairs spending 40 dollars on gas each trip to east, north county, if I didn't like RH, I admit i got two cats from a "breeder" a long time ago. One passed away from kidney failure and now my second cat also has the kidney condition after many years of keeping her indoors and feeding her Wellness(no friskies junk). I give her fluids every other day and expensive meds. She also has a seizure condition and is one of those cats who have a hard time around other cats. I have discussed this with RH leads and they gave me counsel that, although not impossible, probably not a good idea to introduce another cat in this situation. I do want to go to a shelter when I get another cat. Some RH volunteers don't even own cats themselves which I think is rather odd but I wouldn't pass judgement on them because I don't know their situation. No hard feelings, Catherine. I am sorry about your cat loss, too. In case you haven't heard it enough, thanks for all you do for the cats at Rescue House and other wise. I know that you have saved the lives of many cats and have made a huge difference.

Catherine M. Fisher
Catherine M. Fisher
  • Catherine M. Fisher

I'm glad you still have your remaining cat; I remember you told me she was experiencing kidney failure so I'm glad you've been able to keep her health up. I agree with RH that you shouldn't introduce a new cat into her life - let her spend her remaining days as a solo cat & once she passes & you're ready for a new cat, you can adopt some kitties from a shelter :) Thank you for your condolences about Travis & thank you for your compliment about my AC work with RH. I will pass along your...

I'm glad you still have your remaining cat; I remember you told me she was experiencing kidney failure so I'm glad you've been able to keep her health up. I agree with RH that you shouldn't introduce a new cat into her life - let her spend her remaining days as a solo cat & once she passes & you're ready for a new cat, you can adopt some kitties from a shelter :) Thank you for your condolences about Travis & thank you for your compliment about my AC work with RH. I will pass along your concerns about getting more cats from shelters; I'm also hoping we can go to some shelters & save some more kitties.

Germa Brouwers
Germa Brouwers

Animals are pure, loving and help me to live !!!

Ron Courchaine
Ron Courchaine

I love animals to much to see them put down before their time. They bring joy to people of all ages & walks of life.

Joy Zembellas
Joy Zembellas

Everything on this earth is from God....

Kathryne Chabot
Kathryne Chabot

Each of these beautiful little animals has the right to life. They each have feelings, they think, they feel pain, fear, happiness and LOVE! We have absolutely NO right to take away the life God gave to them, as if they are out-dated stock on a store shelf! It is the same thing as killing off unwanted children instead of having them adopted out. Just like a child, these animals also want a loving family or a home or both. They are innocent and have the right to their lives. Man is the guilty one here, guilty of murder. Proverbs 12:10.

Janet Geren
Janet Geren

All life is important, everything deserves to live! There is nothing living that should die because of irresponsible humans who breed and overbreed. We must be responsible, because we have the power and the means to assist the orphaned and the abandoned critters find their special homes. No matter how long it takes, we need to make it happen. And we also need to educate the public and tell them not to patronize breeders and perhaps the breeding will slow down and some day cease, as it...

All life is important, everything deserves to live! There is nothing living that should die because of irresponsible humans who breed and overbreed. We must be responsible, because we have the power and the means to assist the orphaned and the abandoned critters find their special homes. No matter how long it takes, we need to make it happen. And we also need to educate the public and tell them not to patronize breeders and perhaps the breeding will slow down and some day cease, as it should. I have rescued 7 and I think how grateful and truly blessed I am to have these wonderful critters in my life. I sometimes think, how many more wonderful critters are waiting for that special forever home where they will be loved unconditionally, as they do us, it breaks my heart. Governor Brown, end this!

Marygay Chaples
Marygay Chaples

healthy animals have a right to live and be happy just like us. GOD put them here for a reason. maybe to see how man would treat them. It is a sure way to see what humans are made of. good or evil.

Brenda Parker Key
Brenda Parker Key

God gave domain over the animals!!! That means to care for them NOT kill them because of inconvenience.

Wolfgang Bonitz
Wolfgang Bonitz

Tiere haben auch Rechte. Warum geht man so mit dem Lebewesen Tier so um?

Silke Kleiner
Silke Kleiner

against killing! every person or animal has his right to live.

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