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My heart hurts and I feel so betrayed...

post #1 of 11
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Hi all, I have a heavy heart and can't stop crying...on dec 18, I broughht 2 of my precious 6 kitties to a local animal rescue that I believed to be a no kill shelter and found out 3 days ago that they were both euthanized for (GET THIS) being too timid and fearful...they didn't integrate well and kept to themselves! I bet if they put them together they would have interacted!

For heavens sake, they went from a family situation with lots of attention and company to a cage all alone!

I feel so guilty and horrible at bringing them there! My heart hurts and I just keep crying. It was so hard to part with thm and now this!
post #2 of 11
I am so sorry this happened.

IMO: you shouldn't feel guilty as you thought it was a no-kill shelter. I'd be plenty p***ed off though. Did the shelter people say it was nokill?

Again, I am sooo sorry this happened.

*hugs*
post #3 of 11
Very few shelters are completely no-kill, generally that means they do not PTS for space issues. But 3 days is not enough time to tell a cats temperament anyway
post #4 of 11
I am so sorry this happened... It's not your fault...
My Lucky was going to be PTS for the same reason; she was saved by a rescuer... She was shy, but now she is the light of my days... I wish they would have called you before making such drastic decision...
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
My Lucky was going to be PTS for the same reason; she was saved by a rescuer... She was shy, but now she is the light of my days... I wish they would have called you before making such drastic decision...
Oh, so do I! I'd give anything to have them back and to throw the boyfriend who was pressuring me out and to be able to take my time to find homes! I was so pressured cuz I rescued all of them and although I loved them dearly,, it cost too much and was too much work for me!

They were so precious and sweet and very, very shy with others!

I just can't stop crying!
post #6 of 11
Awww that's terrible *big hugs* Dont feel bad though you had no way of knowing this would happen. On the upside (if you could call it that) im sure they're playing with their friends on the bridge with an endless supply of catnip!
post #7 of 11
Awww, I am SO sorry
post #8 of 11
Awww honey, Im SOOO sorry this had to happen to you

When my mom had to put her cat Pepper up for adoption, she took her to the Women's Humane Society in our area. Pepper was very very timid and hated new people (Now that i know what declawing can do to a cat, i personally think it was the declaw that caused this behavior, because my moms new cat is the same way, and is declawed also). She wouldnt let any of the vets near her to give her a check up and the look over she needed before she could be placed up for adoption. 3 days after my mom took her in, the Humane Society called my mom and told her that Pepper wouldnt let anyone near her to examine her. They said they couldnt place her up for adoption if she wouldnt allow anyone to handle her. They asked my mom if she wanted to come and take her back, because if she didnt, then they were going to put her to sleep. My mom was heartbroken, but couldnt take Pepper back, sadly. She is at the Bridge with your babies.

I feel that they should have called you and given you an option of taking them back before making the drastic descision of euthanizing them when there was a possibility their lives could have been spared. Im sorry this had to happen to you

R.I.P. Sweet Babies. Your Meowmy misses you so much!
post #9 of 11
What a sad story You did the best that you could. Just try to think of them happily playing over RB, not cringing in a cage. Perhaps the little 2 yo boy who was murdered by his father this weekend is getting cuddles from your sweet kitty-angels - Heaven does have a place for all His creatures, even if we mortals "don't".
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by KiTTYL0VE4 View Post
I feel that they should have called you and given you an option of taking them back before making the drastic descision of euthanizing them when there was a possibility their lives could have been spared.
In most places (at least for sure here), when you surrender a pet you sign over all rights to them - you have no right to come back to claim them, etc. Yes, we've euthanized people's pets. It sucks, but sometimes, there are no other options. We have no way of knowing if we call the owners to tell them "we're euthanizing your pet" that they'll take good care of them (have them spayed/neutered, vetted, etc). Most people surrender their pet as they cannot afford them, can't have them where they are living, they harmed a family member, etc. They simply cannot take care of them/have them anymore.

I'm not saying the OP wasn't taking good care of the cats, just saying that it isn't how it works in many cases for that to happen....in part due to the sheer numbers of animals in many shelters. (trying to keep track of who surrendered who, etc)
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
I'm not saying the OP wasn't taking good care of the cats, just saying that it isn't how it works in many cases for that to happen....in part due to the sheer numbers of animals in many shelters. (trying to keep track of who surrendered who, etc)
We have a clause that we will give the owner 24 hours notice to take back the animal if we have to euthanise, but since we take in few surrenders and euthanise only on a rare occasion I guess it is easier for us to keep track.
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