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pts day at shelter

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
OMG i got a message on my freecycle about the animal shelter. Tomorrow is PTS day and they have a mile long list of animals that are to be pts tomorrow if not taken. This is sooooo sad. there was 7 cats and if i remember correct like 10 pens of dogs. i wish i could just go load em all up and bring em home. I am going to talk to BF and see what we can do to help. It would mean getting up extra buttcrack of dawn early and driving an extra 70 miles, but it would be worth it. I just wanna take em all.
post #2 of 14
I know, it is heartbreaking. This is why I can't go into an animal shelter, because I would want to bring everyone home. When you go, just think about what you can handle and realize you can't rescue them all. And, bless you for trying.
post #3 of 14
I can not go to the Pound either because I want them all. It is so hard pickeing a pet from there too.
post #4 of 14
That is so sad! Where do you live?? Is there any other members of TCS that are close to there? I dont suppose it told you the details weather some of them were sick or not either!! Please let us know how many you take!! We would love to see pics!
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
i will definatly let y'all know, i am waitin on an email from the lady to let me know who is still in need of a home.


btw i was wrong there was 16 pens of dogs and 10 cats on the list.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
i am so sad, i was too late to save any of the babies, but i contacted the lady who sent out the message and she is going to keep in touch so next time i wont be to late to save someone. it broke my heart, but i refuse to stop trying, i also plan on getting my family and friends involved in rescuing them before another tragic day at the shelter.


RIP those 16 doggies and 10 kitties i couldnt save
post #7 of 14
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.
post #8 of 14
I'm sorry you couldn't save them.. but unfortunately there will be many more that need saving
post #9 of 14
There will always be more to save and maybe it just wasn't the right time for you and a cat that really needs you will come along next time.

Sometimes the kill shelter makes me cry. I know at our no-kill I get attached to certain cats that are not what would be considered immediately adoptable (I like working with the special cases) but realistically I know at a kill shelter that they should be the ones PTS, but I see way too many healthy adoptable cats being PTS while others remain there.
post #10 of 14
Oh that so stinks! I just re stumbled upon this thread and its sad that you couldn't save them but god had other plans! He probably has a special bunch of animals that he needs you to help with! Im sorry you couldn't save them, but you did what you could, and thats a ton more than more people do!

RIP to the 16 puppies, and 10 kitties that crossed the bridge that awfull day!
post #11 of 14
We definitely wanted to save all the animals at the SPCA here. There IS a place in town though (I just read about it today) that adopts cats from the SPCA if they are getting close to PTS time, and then fosters them until they find homes. I really like that idea they have and am SO glad there is a place like that.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
I can not go to the Pound either because I want them all. It is so hard pickeing a pet from there too.
That's how we got Leya!!! She was the oldest kitten there (6+ months). She had two more weeks till PTS day The volunteer told me she had the least chance to be adopted out because there were a couple young kittens there. I took her home right then and hoped the other kits found a good home.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
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.
post #14 of 14
I am sorry you were too late, but at least you tried, and you have her details now for future. RIP little ones.
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