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post #1 of 20
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Please help if you can. Spalding Animal Control shelter in Griffin, GA has 4 cats this week that need to be rescued. Remember, please adopt from a shelter instead of a breeder!! Please call the shelter at: 770-467-4772 to Adopt http://www.spaldingcountyanimalshelter.com/cats1.htm

Buffy - she is available now. Last day is 2/20/2006


A06-311 and A06-312, Brothers about 4 months. Last day is 2/17/2006

A06-313 - last day is Feb. 17 about 1 year old - what a beautiful cat!!

A06-331 - very nervous 1 year old. Her last day is Feb. 20



Normally Save the Kitties would rescue these cats, unfortunately we cannot rescue them. We have no funds, no room at foster homes and cannot find adoptive homes for the ones we already rescued. Please contact the shelter and help save them. Once you called the shelter and put in your adoption papers, contact Christine at livingproofrescue@comcast.net
and let her know who to rescue. Adoption fee is $20 bucks - a small price to pay for a life.
post #2 of 20
God. That is absolutely horriffic that they do that. I can't believe the lack of sympathy or caring for these poor cats. I've never seen an animal shelter list a death date for an animal. That's sickening and disgusting. Obviously we all know it happens and can't deny it...but why treat them like that. *shakes head* This world is horrible.
If i lived in the USA i'd consider taking one. I wish you the best of luck with them...they're all so beautiful...
post #3 of 20
The Spalding County "shelter" is really that county's animal control.
And I actually wish that all kill shelters would list the day each animal is scheduled to die. People need to understand that when they drop their pet off at a kill shelter they're living on borrowed time. Or when they let their pet have "just one litter", where those babies can end up. There should be nothing pretty and nice about kill shelters and what they are forced to do.
I hate that the shelter states the day animals will become "unavailable" and I wish they would just come out and say the animals will be unavailable because they will be dead.
http://www.shelterrescue.org/id20.html is a link to see some of the beautiful animals that have been put down in some of the GA county shelters.
And I don't think all of the blame can be placed on the shelter, they're a small, underfunded county shelter. I'm guessing that Mr.BlueKitty could tell us more about how the shelter programs run here in GA.

~Julia
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by GirlSetsFiyah
God. That is absolutely horriffic that they do that. I can't believe the lack of sympathy or caring for these poor cats. I've never seen an animal shelter list a death date for an animal. That's sickening and disgusting. Obviously we all know it happens and can't deny it...but why treat them like that. *shakes head* This world is horrible.
If i lived in the USA i'd consider taking one. I wish you the best of luck with them...they're all so beautiful...
The cats have no idea they will soon be killed, but maybe by not trying to smooth that fact over, people will begin to understand the real cost of "just one litter" or dropping off a cat at the shelter because keeping it is inconvenient.
post #5 of 20
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I wish I did know more on how the shelter system is run in GA. I am from the midwest and volunteer for Save the Kitties, Inc. trying to spread the word that these shelters exist, not only in GA, but in other states across the nation. I know they are government run and most likely receive tax dollars to operate. HMMM wonder if the residence of GA know that they are paying for - DEATH!!

I can tell you that the cats above, with the exception of the frightened grey one will all go to a rescue. If you go to the Saving Shelter Pets forum: http://www.savingshelterpets.com/ you will see different shelters that they work with to rescue cats and dogs.

SO, if anybody wants to sponsor the grey frightened kitty, please call the shelter and make sure she is still there. Put in the adoption papers and then email Christine at the email above. She will get the cat out and take to boarding. Adoption fee is $20!!
post #6 of 20
I understand what you're all saying...reality is harsh. It's just so unfortunate. I live in Niagara Falls Canada, so i think our shelters here run a bit differently than in the US. We also have a ton of no-kill sanctuaries in the area. We are fortunate to have that. I guess different States run their shelters as well as they can with the funding available. Sorry about my little rant there earlier, I just find it so upsetting. Best of luck to the kitties...
post #7 of 20
I just checked out the link and the only one that came up under last chance was Buffy.Hopefully all the others were rescued!
I'll be saying a prayer that Buffy is rescued as well! It does really hit when you see their precious faces.
post #8 of 20
Unfortunately cats and kittens are killed every day in every state. Although I can appreciate all that some members here do for cats and kittens in the Spaulding shelter...they aren't the only ones under threat of euthanization. Death is death no matter how it is administered. That is why I believe it is important to help within your own state. Make a difference for the cats in your local community.

Katie
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by mrbluekittie
Please help if you can. Spalding Animal Control shelter in Griffin, GA has 4 cats this week that need to be rescued. Remember, please adopt from a shelter instead of a breeder!!
Normally Save the Kitties would rescue these cats, unfortunately we cannot rescue them. We have no funds, no room at foster homes and cannot find adoptive homes for the ones we already rescued. Please contact the shelter and help save them. Once you called the shelter and put in your adoption papers, contact Christine at livingproofrescue@comcast.net
and let her know who to rescue. Adoption fee is $20 bucks - a small price to pay for a life.
Have you contacted the local newspaper/ tv channel in that area to see about them running an story about the shelter?
post #10 of 20
so, if someone from several states away were to pay the adoption fee and have it rescued and put into boarding, how does that work? Does that person get the cat, or is he/she simply now saved and into a rescue operation?

Buffy's still there... and two more are on the last chance list. I can't afford all of them... I also don't have the means to get on a plane and go pick her up... or I'd do it in a heartbeat. (I'm also car-less... figures)

Heck, if I had the cash, i'd take Buffy, Charro and China... well, money and a larger apartment. So, if I pay for Buffy's adoption, what would happen? What COULD happen?

Amanda
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by RubSluts'Mommy
so, if someone from several states away were to pay the adoption fee and have it rescued and put into boarding, how does that work? Does that person get the cat, or is he/she simply now saved and into a rescue operation?

Buffy's still there... and two more are on the last chance list. I can't afford all of them... I also don't have the means to get on a plane and go pick her up... or I'd do it in a heartbeat. (I'm also car-less... figures)

Heck, if I had the cash, i'd take Buffy, Charro and China... well, money and a larger apartment. So, if I pay for Buffy's adoption, what would happen? What COULD happen?

Amanda
After you pay the adoption fee and contact Christine to pick them up you would be sponsoring the cat. They are kept in boarding for at least 2 weeks $5 a day per cat - this is to let them rest. We will help promote foster homes, and adoptions through our Web site and pay for their vetting, but we need YOU to also help with finding them homes, foster or forever.
post #12 of 20
Okay...

Now, if I knew of a way to have her transported here, I'd take her myself. She looks so scared in her picture.

I joined the Billyboard (well, I'm not approved yet) in hopes of finding a way to help her. I don't know anyone personally in GA, so I can't ask them to pick her up for me...

i wish I could tell how old she is... they just say she's 'adult' ... which could be anywhere from a year to...

must be patient... but not too patient... she only has a few days left.

Amanda
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubSluts'Mommy
Okay...

Now, if I knew of a way to have her transported here, I'd take her myself. She looks so scared in her picture.

I joined the Billyboard (well, I'm not approved yet) in hopes of finding a way to help her. I don't know anyone personally in GA, so I can't ask them to pick her up for me...

i wish I could tell how old she is... they just say she's 'adult' ... which could be anywhere from a year to...

must be patient... but not too patient... she only has a few days left.

Amanda
Here is a good forum to go to: http://www.savingshelterpets.com/ They have the Spalding shelter listed as one of the shelters they work with. I think Buffy got adopted locally but I'm not definate. Join their forum and read through - we now have two more urgents up today!! It just never ends and people from the Atlanta and Griffin area KNOW they are taking their animals to the kill shelter and it doesn't matter to them. The 2 urgents are pictured below - help them if you can!! They are both no name kitties not up on the Spalding site.





Sorry I don't have better pictures.
post #14 of 20
I saw them...

let me see what I can do... I'd certainly take the shorthair... another longhair may be too much for me...

I joined and posted on savingshelterpets... we'll see what comes of it...

Amanda
post #15 of 20
all the urgent kitties at Spalding are being rescued... I tried to get one of the 'final day' kitties, but a local rescue claimed her and the others just before me. I'm glad they'll all be safe.

This round will be okay... but there will always be more... sadly.

Amanda
post #16 of 20
To me, they all look scared - imagine having a home one day and the next being thrown into a scary place with all kinds of other cats and your people not there. I know I am thinking like a human but even then, I'd want to hiss and hide and scream at everyone. I think even the quiet ones are in shock. Poor babies!! We are not much better in Fla but there are some private rescue groups and some local SPCA assns better than others.

As for Canada - you may be lucky in Niagra Falls but my husband and I have made friends with many fine folk from your country and two different people have told us of how they or someone they know has lost their cat because of Animal Control up there. Now I am unsure where that is in Canada - Quebec is one place for certain and the other was near Ottawa. In the near Ottawa case, the people left for a weekend - they travel a lot and usually take their cats with them but this time the husband had to go in for surgery and the place where his wife was staying did not permit cats so they left their two cats with a trusted friend. One cat - skittish anyway - managed to get out, was picked up by Animal Control and even though the people tried to find him, by the time they called AC - (They assumed he's come home like their own cats who are outdoor cats but he never showed) - he had been pts as a stray!

The other people knew someone whose kitty was picked up by Animal Control and even though they contacted AC, the woman there said the cat was not there and then about a week later, they discovered the cat was brought in the ay after their phone call. Due to some mix up, the cat was adopted to another family who refuse to give her back and they are in court over it all. The family who adopted the cat claimed she should not have been out running around like that - as in she was not being cared for - and looked skinny and had health probs (She did but only bec these ppl had rescued her from a park or something) and so it is just a mess.

I think we all need to lobby Animal Control and the SPCA -who have contracts in many cities - to care for cats better. And dogs seem to get better attention or is that just me? Even on our local channels, when they show animals, they inevitably show a dog. I have to say the St. Pete's Times (local daily paper we get) is pretty good re cats but it all just makes me mad no matter what country - we all have to work together all over North America.

I have to add it would be good to read a study - if one has been done - or to do one if one has not - on what the procedures and resources are in the various states and parts of Canada.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Dulcie Riley
I think we all need to lobby Animal Control and the SPCA -who have contracts in many cities - to care for cats better. And dogs seem to get better attention or is that just me? Even on our local channels, when they show animals, they inevitably show a dog. I have to say the St. Pete's Times (local daily paper we get) is pretty good re cats but it all just makes me mad no matter what country - we all have to work together all over North America.

I have to add it would be good to read a study - if one has been done - or to do one if one has not - on what the procedures and resources are in the various states and parts of Canada.
Not meaning to hi-jack the subject, but I agree that dogs get sooo much more attention Lately, AnimalCops features primarily dog stories, as does the media...
I agree that some laws have to be universal, such as that all euthanasias must be done humanely, although then there's the enforcement issue, but studies & laws are a definite big step in the right direction!
post #18 of 20
I actually adopted my little Layla from this shelter. It is the animal control office and first it was a pain in the butt to find. I don't even want to go into how awful this place was. Layla had an URI when we got her, and we were told she was 6 weeks old. 2 days later when we took her to the vet, she was found to be no more than 3 weeks old. Actually, it was my brother that adopted her, and he up and left town, so now she is in our care. Life would be so much different without her. The place is about an hour and a half south of me, but if I can offer assistance let me know. My heart broke as it was for Layla. We got her on Friday, and her "last chance" date was on that following Monday. 3 weeks old!... *sigh* Good things do happen!

This was her adoption photo


The day we got her


And Ms. Layla now

post #19 of 20
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Alikatt - she is very cute!! I just don't understand how anybody can take a poor defenseless kitten or puppy to a KILL shelter - it irritates me

I am now fostering a cute little button of a kitten now from the Spalding Animal Control shelter. I got her and her two sisters and she is the cutest thing. Unfortunately her sisters died as they all came down with Feline Distemper and the 2 didn't make it. They were taken away from their mother way too early, and their mother is still in boarding because the idiot who brought them in decided she didn't even want the mother back. GOD - what is wrong with people. Cats, Kittens, dogs and puppies all animals are not throw away objects, they are living, breathing creatures that have feelings just like any of us. The other day I saw a bumper sticker that said Rat Terriers make good footballs -UGH!! I wanted to use his head for a football!!

Sorry to rant, but I'm so irritated by humans - give me a dog or cat anyday!

Now, all of the kitties above were rescued thanks to loving and compassionate people. So thanks to everybody who looked at my posting. Unfortunately the cycle doesn't end and I'm making another posting on the site for this week.

Thanks,
mrbluekittie
post #20 of 20
Oh Miss Layla is one lucky kitty!!!! How lovely she looks now - and she might not even be here if it were not for you!! Bravo - uou are a kitty angel!
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