Originally Posted by white cat lover
This is, unfortunately, one of the sickening realities of homeless pets. Hundreds upon hundreds of shelter euthanize pets with almost no chance of adoption - as there aren't enough homes for them all, nor enough space at their facility.
"Just one litter", "oops", "I couldn't afford to get her fixed", etc - for every one born, one more already alive dies. Every one you bring into this world kills another.
Yeah, those are all LAME excuses. When I rescued two kittens, it really wasn't a great time for me financially. AT ALL. One found a home the first day at the rescue that took them. Then there was the other kitten. She was shy, abused, neglected...No one wanted her, and I couldn't see her sitting in a cage waiting anymore, so I stepped up. I became not only her rescuer, but also her foster mom. I fell in love, and the whole foster thing, just wasn't working. I adopted. Then I found a spay/neuter program that only charged me $20 to spay her. After that, I told everyone I knew who acted like they couldn't afford the surgery about it, and took in a couple ferals myself and got it done. People need to understand the importance of spay/neuter. Millions and millions of animals are murdered every year, and it makes me sick. It's not the shelters fault, but irresponsible owners. I have a purebred german shepherd puppy with awesome lines. A lot of people tell me, "Oh, you should definitely breed her someday and you'll make a lot of money!" Her spay surgery is next week, haha.