This is a subject I've been interested in for a while, as I one day want to start my own sanctuary (with help of course). Best Friends is open to the public, and has no problem with people dumping - I have asked people who worked there and they said it wasn't an issue, and I asked what they would do if it became an issue, and they said they would probably just take the animals, but they are large enough to absorb an extra cat or dog or so with no issues.. I know many sanctuaries get animals dumped on them, and there is even a local sanctuary here where someone has been *stealing* and *killing* the animals (they are, among other things, a barnyard animal sanctuary). I think BF owes a lot of its success to the fact that it is open all the time..so I"m not sure how to resolve this issue.
I wish the OT list was still around. Kelley -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties stores and save a kitty life! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* Buy or renew magazines and help our kitties! http://www.magfundraising.com/rescuties Help us spay some kitties! http://rescuties.chipin.com/feed-hungry-animals "Rather than helping, it's easier to point fingers and say "take them first as long as you leave me alone". _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org