I just need to vent here for a second. This past Satruday a guy droped off two cats to our shelter. They are two beautiful adult cats. I can't remember their exact ages, but it's obvious he's had them for a while. I get so upset when people bring their animals to us for things like "Moving". I just want to cry when I look at these scared little babies who don't understand what's happening to them. I guess it makes me especailly mad because the guy was so relaxed about the whole thing. I've only had my new guys for 3 1/2 weeks now & I'd be balling like a baby if I had to give them up. I already can't imagine not having them. I just don't get it & it makes me mad & sad all at the same time. On top of this our shelter is so full right now that we can no longer take names on our now 8 month waiting list of people who need to rehome their cats. I've had to turn away people with legitimate reasons for rehoming. (for example a woman looking for somewhere to go with her grandfathers cat, because he had to go into a nursing home). Also, as the weather is getting colder we are getting a lot of people in that have ferrals in their yards that they are looking to catch & take to a shelter. For obvious reasons they do not want to call animal control. We have printed up a sheet of paper with options for people, but I think that people just don't want to go through that much trouble. To top it all off someone has made a FLASE claim to the police against our director stating she has over 100 cats. Let me just say this is far from true, and it has put this poor woman under even more stress than normal. Also, because her name is on our lease & all the shelter paper work we have not had undercover cops in our shelter at least twice. I feel like we are going backwards. On Nov. 6th we have our auction coming up. It's our biggest fundraiser of the year & I'm hoping all goes well. We could use a good turn out to lift spirits. Or maybe it's just me feeling this way. One positive thing is we've had really good luck selling coupons at a local mall on Friday nights.
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10/27/03 at 3:36pm