Originally Posted by CarolPetunia
In situations like this, I just don't care about the technicalities -- the only question that matters is what's best for the animal. I think what's right is much more important than what's legal.
I'm talking about non emergency surgery.
In the post I was replying to,I was reffering to those situations.
Too many people take cats off the streets not even knowing anything about them
and not knowing anything about the law.Or even making any attempt to find an owner.
There are hundreds of cats go missing every year in the Uk with no trace being found of them.
I know too many 'charities' take cats off the streets just on the say so of someone who has 'seen a cat afew times'.
How many of those are lost cats who have lost their collar?how many are cats that never had a collar because they were never allowed out but managed to escape.
How many of those cats are missing for months trying to survive off what they can find in bins and on the streets.
How many people would like to come home and find their house been burgled and their cats let out.God forbid that is my nightmare and 7 of my cats are ex feral,they would be able to fend for themselves and that would be the last I ever saw of them,but my two domestics?who knows?
Not everybody scans for a chip!
Nobody knows why a cat is in the state that it is found in,There could be many reasons.
But every owner should have the chance to be re-united with their pet.That is why there are legal frameworks in place,to protect the animals and protect the owners from theft.
When making decisions like this both sides of the coin must be inspected.
Unless anybody has been in the position of seeing cases like this from both sides
then I don't believe they are seeing things in perspective.