Originally Posted by semiferal
This is horrible. And it happens all the bloody time. Obviously, lying was unconscionable. But as for killing a pet cat - it was a mistake, and it happens with some regularity all over the country. I don't know anyone who has never made a mistake at work. But obviously here the consequences are different.
As long as killing animals in shelters is considered acceptable, this kind of thing is going to happen. It's as inevitable as it is tragic.
But really, when you think about it, the only difference between this cat and the dozens of others who were killed at that shelter that week was that this cat had someone who cared about her. Her life is really no more or less valuable than any one of theirs.
This case is a tragedy that's just the tip of the iceberg.
i agree wholeheartedly with you
the only difference was this owner found out what happened because she WITNESSED her cat in that place and made it impossible for them to deny,how many of those 'other' cats had owners and were lied to by staff because they were too lazy to check.
i have seen it happen time and time again not only in the states but over here too, misreporting,incorrect animal details, dogs recorded in the lost/found as cats and vice versa,incorrect admission dates,incorrect gender or colour ,breed,all details which can affect wether an animal is reunited with their owner .people are too sloppy when it comes to doing their job,
if these people loved animals ,they would love their job and make sure they did not make mistakes.
especially when a animals life depends on you.