Originally Posted by Sakura
It is hard
I almost wish that backyard breeders and people who don't spay/neuter their animals and people who give up their pets because of "moving" or a "new baby" would go to the shelter on these days and witness this. Then maybe they would think twice about their actions (or inactions).
The last time I went to the humane society, I left already having made up my mind about getting a second cat. Chloe came home a week later.
I think that by next fall, I am going to start being a foster home for a cat or two through a local cat rescue group.
I was standing in our local shelter when a fellow was retrieving his dog which had been picked up. The shelter told him he needed to get her spayed. He said he wanted to let her have one litter of puppies. I said to the lady at the desk, "Maybe you should call him up and have him come in on the day you have to put puppies to sleep." The guy wasn't too pleased about it, but the shelter worker agreed.
Actually, however, our local shelter puts very few dogs to sleep; mainly just pit bulls, who the city does not allow to be adopted out for liability reasons.