|Barked: Wed Feb 14, '07 9:14pm PST |
|I don't want to start any arguements here, but I think all sides need to be considered.
I don't agree with euthanizing dogs for time or space, but many many shelters are open, meaning they accept every single dog that comes in.
The animal shelter I work at does not euthanize for time or space- but we only accept animals by appointments and based on how much space we have. We have to turn away so many dogs and cats it's not even funny.
I knew of one animal shelter who accepted all animals, but they were also a no-kill. I hate to say it like this, but most of the dogs probably would have been better off dead. Most of the dogs were sick, they were terribly overpopulated,all of the tiny kennels had 4 or more dogs in them, and when they ran out of space they put the dogs on tie-outs. I saw several animals die at this facility, from sickness, being hung up on the fences, being attacked by the other dogs. This particular shelter later went under new management.
I didn't believe in Kill Shelters either, until I saw this particular no-kill shelter.
I think it's great that we try to save as many animals as possible (the shelter i work at will go to kill shelters to adopt animals that would be otherwise put to sleep). But you have to be realistic sometimes. Sometimes, the kill shelters are the ones you WANT to adopt from, you're saving an animal's life, rather than adopting a dog who is being well taken care of, fed, socialized, etc in a no-kill.
Edited by author Wed Feb 14, '07 9:16pm PST
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