In all honesty, I have found MANY people in rescue to be horribly cruel and judgmental - towards OTHER PEOPLE, particularly other people in rescue. Rescue is a cutthroat business and not for the faint of heart. There's always someone ready to kick you when you're down, say you are not doing something right because you aren't doing what they would do, etc etc etc. I've seen rescue groups purposely try to run other rescue groups out of rescue. (This is not directed towards anyone here, just what I think whenever I see an "I hate people" thread.) In contrast, MOST of my adopters have been lovely people. We did have a couple who moved to NYC and had a baby who was allergic to the cats (and you can ask all the questions on a form you want, when it comes down to it you don't know what people will do) and they bothered to contact us instead of sending the cats off to the pound. We made arrangements for them to be picked up (they paid half) and delivered back to us safely.
On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 9:14 AM, Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote: > On 08-04, Natalie wrote: > > > I hate people (except us)....do you know how cowardly and cruel > > people are? They bring their cats/dogs to surrender at a shelter > > and claim that they are strays...a 14-yr old cat was just brought > > to a NY shelter, healthy but with a slight sniffle - how can anyone > > do that? What kind of horrible race are we? Baby comes, cat or > > dog get tossed out; a dog comes, the cat is abandoned...it's a > > throw-away-society! > > > __________________________________- > > Natalie, How well I understand what you are saying. Because of my > rescue work I've begun to hate most people too. I've rescued cats > all my life, and I've seen this over and over again. People think > nothing of abandoning their old, pregnant or unwanted cats. I am > ashamed to say I'm a member of the human race! > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > -- 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 Please help Trooper! http://rescuties.chipin.com/trooper "And it is the most divisive incivility to tell true animal lovers they can’t complain about it, that they can’t fight for the animals, that they should sit down and shut up and allow the killing to continue." - Nathan Winograd _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org