Yes, that's probably all I'd do too, maybe two days a week for a couple hours each time.
I can tell that it affects the people here terribly. Some of their faces look like stone.
Maybe I can convince them to do like mrblanche does, posting youtube videos and photos to help kitties get adopted.
Sometimes too, I think the biggest reason animals get turned in to the shelter is simply a lack of education. Sure, the shelter sends you home with a little packet but it is NOT "Life's little instruction book for cats".
I understand some reasons are beyond people's control - but it wouldn't hurt to have:
- A list of pet-friendly places to stay (isn't there a website for this?)
- What to do if your child/family member develops allergies (I have had them since I was 10 and it never stopped me from owning cats - up to 6 at once!)
- What to do if you simply don't want your pet anymore (what NOT to do is tell me so! lol)
Some people are simply too lazy or simply don't know - so they bring them in thinking the shelter will handle it.