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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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Theresa Wijker
Theresa Wijker

So instead you want a slow kill shelter?

Kallya Georgiades
Kallya Georgiades
  • Theresa Wijker

Why don't they get in touch with Best Friends and ask them to take the animals off their hands? Best Friends accept ALL animals in their sanctuary and take care of them until they find a forever home for them. If animals are not adopted they stay at the sanctuary and no one harms them. It is their home.

Brandi Lopez
Brandi Lopez

I dont even get PETA

Peter Souza
Peter Souza
  • Brandi Lopez

really rana? so where is the military going to get their soldier dogs who are fighting for your freedom so you can spout off like this. who is going to make dogs stable and intelligent and healthy enough to be seeing eye dogs? certified therapy and assistance dogs? search and rescue dogs? look at the big picture. create affordable spay neuter programs for everybody. please! just do it! America needs this!! peta would love that!

Carol Hundley Greenhill

That pit picture is PRECIOUS!

Jo-Anne Sutherland
Jo-Anne Sutherland

I had no idea that PETA did this. I'm quite surprised really.

Sylvia Maria G
Sylvia Maria G

Shame on you PETA !

Maria Furman
Maria Furman

I am definitely against killing animals and every doctor at any shelter is as well. But the big difference between a "kill"and "no kill" shelter is that "no kill" will choose which animal to take and a "kill" shelter will take in any animal from anyone with no questions asked and then will decide the fate of the animal. I volunteered at the city shelter for many years and the shelter was the only one in my area who took pitbulls, other places would not take them because they are harder to...

I am definitely against killing animals and every doctor at any shelter is as well. But the big difference between a "kill"and "no kill" shelter is that "no kill" will choose which animal to take and a "kill" shelter will take in any animal from anyone with no questions asked and then will decide the fate of the animal. I volunteered at the city shelter for many years and the shelter was the only one in my area who took pitbulls, other places would not take them because they are harder to adopt. I also saw so many rescue groups coming to our shelter to pick up dogs to move to their shelters, but the ones they took were usually the cutest and best behaved and of course all pure breeds went there, and our shelter was left with largest, worst behaving, not good looking dogs and cats with many problems, but most of them were still adopted. So please be realistic when you make noise about people who save thousands of animals and fighting for their rights.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Maria Furman

Yes, they were STILL ADOPTED, and that's exactly my point. MOST animals are adoptable, or re-trainable, so that they can become adoptable. There are some that are sick too, but that's why many shelters have vets...to take care, the best they can, of those that are ill. If they're too far gone, ok...there is no choice. But, many of these animals that go there are just a vet visit (or a few) away from being fine and adoptable.

Peter Souza
Peter Souza

Spay your pets.

Annika Juul
Annika Juul

I live in Greece where there is a huge problem with strays. Vets here will treat any animal bought it and will fight to KEEP IT ALIVE. Im confused... isnt PETA here to fight for animal rights - yet you kill them? I dont understand. I used to donate to PETA and now Ive just discovered you are killing animals! WTF????

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?

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