Some of you may be associated with rescues, some have rescued animals as
pets, and some just love to rescue. All of you have either said or heard
the phrase – you have a heart of gold, bless you!
Let me tell you, a rescuer has to have more than a heart of gold, she must
have a heart of platinum, nerves of steel, strength, confidence, and
compassion mixed with realism in order to face each day.
How many times has a rescue been destroyed because another rescue was jealous
of its food donors and dropped malicious hints. How many times have volunteers,
who were brought in to help clean the kennels, complain to animal control
that the kennels are dirty. How many times has a disgruntled or fired
employee reported lies to animal control.
Why does animal control jump to the bait They have been around long enough
to distinguish fact from fiction – or do they want to. It’s much easier to
follow a lead, even if it is wrong.
Running a no-kill animal shelter is almost an impossibility without an
excess amount of heartache. Older and/or disabled animals usually are thinner,
fur isn’t as fluffly, teeth and eyes degenerate, but they can still enjoy
life at a slower pace, they can still love, they can still purr, they can
still make a person happy, they can still feel love.
Today I’m missing beautiful Goldielocks, 16+, yes, her fur isn’t as full,
but my hands aren’t as soft either. She slept on my desk near the computer
along with Maria, who had a distinctive voice and many human friends who
visited with her; sweet lovely boo boo bear, a small kitty, who only wanted
to be loved and sometimes you had to remind him, to give it a rest.
They are gone, taken arbitrarily by animal control who knows more than God
and passes judgment based on misinformation.
Where are the controls on animal control?
WE NEED FUNDS FOR LEGAL WORK TO CHALLENGE THE SEIZURE.
WE ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT . . PLEASE HELP SAVE THE CATS!