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.

Cyndy Powell Midgett
Cyndy Powell Midgett

It's official I am walking to Washington DC from Manteo NC on April 2, 2013. This is in hopes that congress will push a bill threw to make gas chambers illegal in the United States by a way of killing our human animals. Please spread the word by sharing, contact your local radio/tv stations. We need this to go viral and we all need to pull together and speak out for our four legged buddies in anyway we can. More details will be available as I know them. Please visit these links if you...

It's official I am walking to Washington DC from Manteo NC on April 2, 2013. This is in hopes that congress will push a bill threw to make gas chambers illegal in the United States by a way of killing our human animals. Please spread the word by sharing, contact your local radio/tv stations. We need this to go viral and we all need to pull together and speak out for our four legged buddies in anyway we can. More details will be available as I know them. Please visit these links if you haven't been. Thank you for speaking out❤

https://www.facebook.com/HelpFightAgainstAnimalCruelty?ref=ts&fref=ts

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/715/328/715/cruelty-to-animalh

Cyndy Powell Midgett
Cyndy Powell Midgett
  • Cyndy Powell Midgett

Signed and shared

Gaye Grabill
Gaye Grabill
  • Cyndy Powell Midgett

Add HeartSticks to that too please!

Cyndy Powell Midgett
Cyndy Powell Midgett
  • Cyndy Powell Midgett

Gaye if you went to my two links that is what we are trying to get as well. Going to work on a march for a no kill of animals in our shelters in the United States. If you haven't signed our petition please do and join in with this cause anyway that you can❤

Marianne de Zwart
Marianne de Zwart

We are responsible for the domestic animals to take good care of them. An animal has the right to live, especially when we made the situation for them to be here. Only when an animal is uncurable and in severe pain, then we can think about euthanasie.

Isabelle Stucken
Isabelle Stucken
  • Marianne de Zwart

signed

Marianne de Zwart
Marianne de Zwart
  • Marianne de Zwart

Thank you

Bonnie Martinez
Bonnie Martinez

None of God's creations should die senselessly and for no reason! These are human's faults for being irresponsible, uncaring, and cruel. We must be these innocent animals voices of hope to save their lives!

Kerin Ann Gordon
Kerin Ann Gordon

I adopted two dogs in December 2012 from san bernandino where dogs have 1 day for adoption then killed....they said she was not adoptable and nipped and had mange...jerks....she had yeast infection and was totally blind....has never ever at all showed one iota of aggressions towards anything.....the worst thing she does is go in a submissive position on her back and pee on herself which he is doing less but too often....and not too fond of the kisses she gives.....although they just took out...

I adopted two dogs in December 2012 from san bernandino where dogs have 1 day for adoption then killed....they said she was not adoptable and nipped and had mange...jerks....she had yeast infection and was totally blind....has never ever at all showed one iota of aggressions towards anything.....the worst thing she does is go in a submissive position on her back and pee on herself which he is doing less but too often....and not too fond of the kisses she gives.....although they just took out 7 of her teeth her breath is pretty bad...im brushing her teeth now....chicken flavored toothpaste is gross...is all about them.....innocents shouldn't need to die..cut the pork out of government...they get enough perks, animals only want love and the option to live their natural life out as we do....we bitch at murderers getting the death penalty for what they do.....but yet a puppy, kitten, baby seal or calf or chosen to die. GO VEGAN...........

Jocey Baum
Jocey Baum

This is an obvious one...

DeeDee Jones
DeeDee Jones

Stop wasting money on euthanization and start spending money on spay and neuter and educating people and events to help finding homes for these babes.

Rachelle Long
Rachelle Long

Every living thing deserves to live...

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.

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