Raffaella Rossato
Raffaella Rossato

I volunteer for a no kill shelter and do you know how many of our cats had to be euthanised last year? Zero. They arrive in bad shape according to PETA...yeah yeah, sure. Do you know what's their problem? Adoptions cost time and efforts...and it's not under the spotlight. We are a small self funded group in Italy and we have 100 to 150 cats adopted every year. PETA is being lazy and very cruel.

Jonas Spartali
Jonas Spartali
  • Raffaella Rossato

and how many do you turn away every year? all these healthy pets needs a place to stay first before you can make it a no-kill shelter, but there is no place that big in the world to house all these pets that humans abandon/abuse/neglect, be realistic and start cursing the people that have misstreated these animals in the first place instead of having a go at PETA! 150 cats pr year is less than 0.05% of the cats that needs help in Rome alone.

Oguer Leperchaun
Oguer Leperchaun
  • Raffaella Rossato

I also volunteer at a no kill shelter here in Chihuahua Mexico. I am a dog behaviour specialist and i agree with Raffaella, there is no way to justify killing an animal. Most of these sick or ill animals will make a full recovery in less than a year and i speak from experience. It takes time, money, patience and a lot of guts to run a rehabilitation for most animals, but it CAN be done and its worth a shot rather than just giving up on them right away and killing them, beacouse thats what...

I also volunteer at a no kill shelter here in Chihuahua Mexico. I am a dog behaviour specialist and i agree with Raffaella, there is no way to justify killing an animal. Most of these sick or ill animals will make a full recovery in less than a year and i speak from experience. It takes time, money, patience and a lot of guts to run a rehabilitation for most animals, but it CAN be done and its worth a shot rather than just giving up on them right away and killing them, beacouse thats what that is, call it what you want "euthanise", "putting to sleep" but its nothing more than killing.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Raffaella Rossato

Jonas, how many does Peta turn away? Let's see..none. How many do they kill? Let's see: Shall we? Dogs and Cats Killed by PETA
Year Received† Trans-
ferred Adopted Killed
2012 1,843 130 19 1.03% 1,647 89.4%
2011 1,992 34 24 1.21% 1,911 95.9%
2010 2,345 63 44 1.86% 2,200 93.8%
2009 2,366 31 8 0.34% 2,301 97.3%
2008 2,216 34 7 0.32% 2,124 95.8%
2007 1,997 35 17 0.85% 1,815 90.9%
2006 3,061 46 12 0.39% 2,981 97.4%
2005 2,165 69 146 6.74% 1,946 ...

Jonas, how many does Peta turn away? Let's see..none. How many do they kill? Let's see: Shall we? Dogs and Cats Killed by PETA
Year Received† Trans-
ferred Adopted Killed
2012 1,843 130 19 1.03% 1,647 89.4%
2011 1,992 34 24 1.21% 1,911 95.9%
2010 2,345 63 44 1.86% 2,200 93.8%
2009 2,366 31 8 0.34% 2,301 97.3%
2008 2,216 34 7 0.32% 2,124 95.8%
2007 1,997 35 17 0.85% 1,815 90.9%
2006 3,061 46 12 0.39% 2,981 97.4%
2005 2,165 69 146 6.74% 1,946 89.9%
2004 2,655 1 361 13.60% 2,278 85.8%
2003 2,224 1 312 14.03% 1,911 85.9%
2002 2,680 2 382 14.25% 2,298 85.7%
2001 2,685 14 703 26.18% 1,944 72.4%
2000 2,681 28 624 23.27% 2,029 75.7%
1999 1,805 91 386 21.39% 1,328 73.6%
1998* 943 125 133 14.10% 685 72.6%
Total 33,658 704 3,178 9.92% 29,398 92.40%
* figures represent the second half of 1998 only
† Other than spay/neuter animals
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Carol Hundley Greenhill

That pit picture is PRECIOUS!

Peter Souza
Peter Souza

Blocking you now Rana, as you seriuosly have some problems. So I can continue my important work that i am doing to stop the extinction of Americas Wolves. Please, go rescue some dogs and cats, we all commend you wholeheartedly, but do not attack us.

Aunty Ann
Aunty Ann
  • Peter Souza

please stop hurting innocent animals

Kallya Georgiades
Kallya Georgiades
  • Peter Souza

Peter, truth hurts, doesn't it?? You don't have to block Rana in order to continue with your "important" work that you are doing to stop the extinction of American Wolves, which by the way is out of your hands. So stop the hypocrisy and face the truth such as is. PETA is the worst offender in killing animals especially because they advocate saving animals. It is sickening.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel

They say there aren't enough homes for animals. This is a FALSEHOOD that has been passed around year after year. Take a look at the numbers yourselves: According to the stats listed on US CENSUS RECORDS, table 2-1
Occupied
housing units
105,842,000 Total Number of Households in U.S.

Tenure

72,238,000 Owner occupied
68.3 Percent of all occupied
33,604,000 Renter occupied

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Angelic Angel

What does this mean? According to PETA, we don't have enough houses to take in animals, because 6 - 8,000,000 animals each year, walk into shelters. Really? According to the above numbers, we have PLENTY OF HOMES AVAILABLE! Start finding them and filling them with the love that only animals can bring, PETA! It's time to stop using the old EXCUSES and really get to work, like other shelters and rescues. By the way, the numbers I used are from 2010 (last stats recorded) and even more homes and people exist now. So, GET TO WORK, for REAL!

Peter Souza
Peter Souza
  • Angelic Angel

wtf do these numbers have to do with anything? not everyone on your census wants a dog, can afford a dog, particularly a dog with God knows what issues! You are seriously in la la land!

Gwen Gourley Skoglund
Gwen Gourley Skoglund

I will volunteer for a no kill shelter! I will help any way I can.

Maria Furman
Maria Furman
  • Gwen Gourley Skoglund

and why don't you?

Vania Mehandjiyska
Vania Mehandjiyska

progress of a country can be seen from the treatment of animals...!!!!

June Massey
June Massey

It is no animal lovers desire to euthanase,BUT many,many dogs end up living a terrible life in shelters and all over the world end up with "hoarders" who cannot look after them and after years of suffering have to be euthanised in the end,only last month we had another bad shelter closed & animals having to be Euthanised because of neglect,they too were a "no kill shelter"!! I have been involved in welfare & fostered & adopted MANY dogs & cats,I know what a bottomless pit it is- PETA is not wrong!

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • June Massey

Their kill rates are ASTRONOMICAL, so much so that they purchased a large sized restaurant refrigerator to house all the dead animals, until they're picked up, correct? That's what I read on the internet. Shall I pull up the link? yes, there are hoarders, so we make a new law that prevents anyone from taking more than a certain number of animals into their own domain. No shelter can release more than a certain number to any shelter,until such shelter relinquishes a min number of animals to homes or fosters.

Jennifer Bark
Jennifer Bark
  • June Massey

PETA is wrong, June. Any shelter animal would choose life over death, if given the choice. PETA uses the excuse of "hoarders" for any rescue that wants to make a difference. That's B.S. 90% of the time. The minority of hoarders shouldn't mean that the majority of healthy dogs/cats need to die! If we follow your logic, then children need to be killed b/c there are plenty of abusers and neglectful parents out there. Death is simple moral issue: if it's a healthy life, it shouldn't be...

PETA is wrong, June. Any shelter animal would choose life over death, if given the choice. PETA uses the excuse of "hoarders" for any rescue that wants to make a difference. That's B.S. 90% of the time. The minority of hoarders shouldn't mean that the majority of healthy dogs/cats need to die! If we follow your logic, then children need to be killed b/c there are plenty of abusers and neglectful parents out there. Death is simple moral issue: if it's a healthy life, it shouldn't be extinguished based on the "chance" that it might end up in a bad situation (ie, hoarder/shelter) - the majority of lives end up in good situations and the majority of people out there will do the right thing.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • June Massey

Are you aware, June, that a couple of years ago, Peta took animals out of a shelter (adoptable, healthy animals, according to the shelter,) and put them to sleep? That's what I read on the internet. Do you think that's acceptable? If they had stayed, they may have gotten a home. Instead, they were euth'd that next day (if I recall correctly, regarding the time, too). Do you think that's ok; to KILL a perfectly healthy animal that might have gotten a home? I don't think they were in IMMEDIATE...

Are you aware, June, that a couple of years ago, Peta took animals out of a shelter (adoptable, healthy animals, according to the shelter,) and put them to sleep? That's what I read on the internet. Do you think that's acceptable? If they had stayed, they may have gotten a home. Instead, they were euth'd that next day (if I recall correctly, regarding the time, too). Do you think that's ok; to KILL a perfectly healthy animal that might have gotten a home? I don't think they were in IMMEDIATE danger of being euth'd, based on the way it was put across on the internet. They had the same possible chance of being adopted as any of the others. But, once Peta took them, that 'chance' ended. In my opinion, that is not acceptable!

Adam Silber
Adam Silber

peta adopts the animals out they can , they often recive very sick and abused lab animals where often the more human thing to do is adopt them out. I disagree with this petition.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Adam Silber

According to published records from the Virginia Department for Agriculture and Consumer Services,the organization euthanized 1,675 of the 1,877 animals in its care in 2012, including 602 dogs and 1,045 cats. In the last 11 years, PETA has euthanized 29,426 dogs, cats, rabbits and other domestic animals, the Huffington Post pointed out.

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/04/09/peta-takes-heat-over-claims-it-killed-90-of-animals-dropped-off-at-virginia-shelter/#ixzz2ZB91xZXY

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Adam Silber

That's a 90% kill rate. I've never seen even 1 shelter have that high a kill rate, in my entire life....and I'm over 50 yrs old.

Jennifer Bark
Jennifer Bark
  • Adam Silber

Rana is absolutely right, Adam. Do you work for PETA? They have put down healthy animals in the back of vans just so they didn't have to take them back to the shelter. Look at the facts....I was in disbelief when I learned that PETA was not a friend of the animals myself. They honestly believe death is better than a chance at life. I'll show you millions of shelter dogs that, if they could choose, they'd choose life!

Peter Souza
Peter Souza
  • Adam Silber

I don't work for peta, never did never will , don't even agree with them on a lot of things, but several ppl on this string are in la la land about the reality of unadoptable animals. ive rescued damaged animals from labs, have you?

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Adam Silber

Yes, and they often receive HEALTHY ADOPTABLE ANIMALS too, Adam. It's not right, period! No matter how you slice it, those animals DESERVE A CHANCE TO BE ADOPTED. Their KILL RATE IS HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE SHELTER'S KILL RATE, according to everything I've read on the internet...including Peta's own documents filed with the state.

Joan JC Pool
Joan JC Pool

No kill shelters sound great, no one that cares about animals wants them euthanized. But in reality, adoption to whoever can fill out a form and pay a fee may not be the best choice for the pets. In my experience no kill shelters do not always have good long term adoption history. Check on these adoptions one, then five years later. Most are not still with the person that adopted them. If they don't get adopted, then what? Living the rest of their lives in a shelter? And what about the...

No kill shelters sound great, no one that cares about animals wants them euthanized. But in reality, adoption to whoever can fill out a form and pay a fee may not be the best choice for the pets. In my experience no kill shelters do not always have good long term adoption history. Check on these adoptions one, then five years later. Most are not still with the person that adopted them. If they don't get adopted, then what? Living the rest of their lives in a shelter? And what about the animals they don't have room for. I believe there is only one solution: spay & neuter! Overpopulation is the cause. I know there is no perfect answer...........

Catherine M. Fisher
Catherine M. Fisher
  • Joan JC Pool

I volunteer for a no-kill cat rescue & you would not believe how strict our standards are. We frequently check up on our cats years & years down the line to make sure they're doing well with their owners (plus all our cats are microchipped so if they get taken to a shelter, we're notified). We don't let any cat out of our centers without being spayed or neutered & will let people know about low cost spay/neuter services so we can help stop unwanted kittens from being born.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Joan JC Pool

Joan, that's not the way a no-kill or rescue usually works. Rescues and no-kills have very stringent rules about who can adopt their animals -- way more strict than a kill shelter, and most are followed for many years after. My daughter adopted from a no-kill, and to this day, she still gets calls from them. My parents adopted from a no kill, and guess what...they are on a first name basis and my parents know their number by heart, simply because they speak so often to one another about...

Joan, that's not the way a no-kill or rescue usually works. Rescues and no-kills have very stringent rules about who can adopt their animals -- way more strict than a kill shelter, and most are followed for many years after. My daughter adopted from a no-kill, and to this day, she still gets calls from them. My parents adopted from a no kill, and guess what...they are on a first name basis and my parents know their number by heart, simply because they speak so often to one another about their dogs. It's a fallacy created by shelters that don't want to do the work to get them adopted. I fostered four pups and when I expressed a possible situation wherein the pups might be put in danger, if given to a particular party, the person was IMMEDIATELY refused adoption ability. Rescues and no-kills are almost always stricter than any shelters I know, and believe me, I know A LOT OF SHELTERS! .

Pamela Selwyn
Pamela Selwyn
  • Joan JC Pool

Germany only has no-kill shelters. Occasionally people do bring dogs or cats back, which is sad. But are they better off dead?

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

I HELPED IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE TO SET UP NOAH'S ARK ANIMAL SANCTUARY IN ROCKFORD, IL AROUND 1990 - IT'S A NON-KILL SHELTER. ON AVERAGE WE ADOPTED ABOUT 27 DOGS PER MONTH AND ABOUT 25 CATS. SELDOM DID THEY EVER COME BACK. THE ORGANIZATION WAS 501-C, AND WE SURVIVED STRICTLY BY CONTRIBUTIONS AND THE FEE FOR ADOPTION, PLUS WE HAD A SMALL SUPPLY OF SUPER FOOD AND ACCESSORIES.

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

(TO CONTINUE) IF MY MEMORY IS RIGHT, WE ONLY HAD TO HAVE ONE GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY PUT TO SLEEP DUE TO HIS BAD HIPS THAT WOULD ONLY GET WORSE AS HE GREW.

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

IF ANY DOGS OR CATS STAYED TOO LONG, WE HAD A GENTLEMAN WHO HAD A FARM IN LEAF RIVER & HE WOULD COME IN AND ADOPT THE LONG TERM PETS. WE ALSO HAD A

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

A SWEET LITTLE VOLUNTEER, KNOWN AS THE CAT LADY, WHO WOULD TAKE KITTIES WHO WERE LONG TERM , AND TO THIS DAY SHE HAS APPROXIMATELY 60 CATS AND A S[ECIAL VERY LARGE ROOM WAS ADDED TO THIS HOME FOR HER CATS UNTIL THEY'RE ADOPTED. WE WERE STRICTLY NON-KILL, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE A "NON KILL" SHELTER WHICH PETA CAN DO WITH THE RIGHT MEMBERS & PEOPLE WHO ARE TRULY ANIMAL LOVERS WHO WILL DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO SAVE THE INNOCENT PET'S LIFE. I'M VERY, VERY...

A SWEET LITTLE VOLUNTEER, KNOWN AS THE CAT LADY, WHO WOULD TAKE KITTIES WHO WERE LONG TERM , AND TO THIS DAY SHE HAS APPROXIMATELY 60 CATS AND A S[ECIAL VERY LARGE ROOM WAS ADDED TO THIS HOME FOR HER CATS UNTIL THEY'RE ADOPTED. WE WERE STRICTLY NON-KILL, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE A "NON KILL" SHELTER WHICH PETA CAN DO WITH THE RIGHT MEMBERS & PEOPLE WHO ARE TRULY ANIMAL LOVERS WHO WILL DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO SAVE THE INNOCENT PET'S LIFE. I'M VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED IN PETA AND HOPE AND PRAY THAT THEY WIL LWAKE UP ASAP..AND STOP MURDERING PRECIOUS ANIMALS WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

Rick Sanders
Rick Sanders
  • Joan JC Pool

Thank God for people like YOU!..<3

Dell Roberson
Dell Roberson
  • Joan JC Pool

Joan, if no-kill shelters made restrictions on the adopters more stringent then that might be a better solution and could go to better homes. The overpopulation thing is a myth read this article http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?cat=8 and not pointed towards you but this is the response to what I wrote to someone else IN LAYMAN TERMS FOR THE ONES THAT DON'T GET IT HSUS , ASCPA, PETA, AND THE SPCA AND MORE ALL GET KICKBACKS FROM SO CALLED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS (THE SUCKERS) AND THEN...

Joan, if no-kill shelters made restrictions on the adopters more stringent then that might be a better solution and could go to better homes. The overpopulation thing is a myth read this article http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?cat=8 and not pointed towards you but this is the response to what I wrote to someone else IN LAYMAN TERMS FOR THE ONES THAT DON'T GET IT HSUS , ASCPA, PETA, AND THE SPCA AND MORE ALL GET KICKBACKS FROM SO CALLED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS (THE SUCKERS) AND THEN ALSO OTHER INTEREST PARTY GROUPS LIKE THE COMMERCIAL DOG FOOD COMPANIES , IAMS, EUKANUBA, PURINA, ETC, WHICH ARE BASICALLY THANKING THE KILL SHELTERS FOR ALL PRODUCT THAT THEY GIVE THEM , PRODUCT BEING ALL THE DEAD DOGS AND CATS THEY PROVIDE THEM WITH TO PUT IN YOUR DOG FOOD, AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY CAN GET INTO THE RENDERING PLANT ALONG WITH ALL THE RESIDUE THAT COMES FROM TELAZOL, KETAMINE , PROPOFOL, MEDETOMIDINE, XYLAIZINE, AND SOME FORM OF A BARBITURATE , TAKE YOUR PICK , READ ABOUT RENDERING

Daniel Matthew Hurst
Daniel Matthew Hurst

Animals have the right to live.

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