Originally Posted by abbycats
Animal control always tries to come across as this group that wants to save the animals and they are the biggest killers of them all.
While Linda Bruno may have taken on too many cats, her
seemed to be in the right place. Rather than punish her, why not help her?
The first step might be to set restrictions on the number of animals that can be taken in by a sanctuary. If she let things get out of hand due to mental instability, maybe some therapy is in order. Locking her up and fining her isn't going to help any cats. I don't believe she was intentionally harming any cats (although I could be wrong), just swamped in trying to take care of them.
The animal care and control wants to adopt out all of those cats... but what about the cats in shelters already waiting to get homes? You can't tell me that they aren't going to euthanize any healthy cats
in the time it takes to find homes for the Tiger Ranch cats (maybe from their kill shelters- cats they might have found homes for if the focus were not Tiger Ranch).
If Linda Bruno does get her cats back, people who really want to help will volunteer their time to take care of them.
If she doesn't get her cats back, the people involved in seizing them should be personally responsible for their care. I really would like to see where everyone involved in seizing the cats takes on the maximum number that is legal in that area. I doubt that will happen, though they all claim to care so much.