I this what you wrote? ``In my area they ahve an animal control for dogs, cats are just shot.''
According to Alley Cat Allies, it's illegal throughout the U.S. to shoot cats. Maybe that only applies to citizens. On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 1:21 PM, <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote: > ---- Kathryn Hargreaves wrote: > What pound was this? > > That's one of > the only good things about the pounds around here is that > they don't test > for FIV/Felv, so then they don't kill for it. Of course, > I think they > should test, and still not kill for it. > > These are the open-admission No > Kill (saving 90%+) shelters in the U.S.: > > http://www.nokillhouston.org/no-kill-shelters-in-north-america/ Since > > they made you wait for an opening, they are not open-admission by that list > > compiler's standards. There are many so-called no-kill (note the > > lowercase letters) ``shelters'' that are not open-admission, and many say > > they are no-kill even if they do kill, presumably to get donations. > > The > only way you can absolutely tell if a pound is a No Kill shelter is to > > somehow get their intake/transfer/kill stats---sometimes via FOIA (Freedom > > of Information Act). If you're lucky, they post them on their website. > > > Most pounds in this country are just killing machines, unfortunately. See > > the bottom of my messages for how to change this. Fortunately, now that > > people know it can be done, they are demanding their pounds become No Kill > > shelters. All it will take is time. Hopefully, in my lifetime. > > > On > Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 7:15 AM, Alev Durmus wrote: > > > Dear all, > > > > I > feel for all of you who lost your cat(s). I have lost one too many and I > > > can't bring myself to think losing another one. I would like to share > > > something with you all and ask your opinions and advice since I am not > > > originally from the US and I don't know how things go over here plus I > > > might not be thinking straight because I am very upset. This happened on > > > Saturday and I have been crying since... > > > > I came across to this > cat-we named her River-less than 2 weeks ago cross > > the road from my > home in an unused shed. I usually don't look around but > > for some > reason, I looked towards the shed and there she was looking at > > me...She > was not moving a lot, sickly and skinny. I started feeding her, > > she ate > a lot and became more energetic in 2 days. She had started > > wandering > around since she wasn't starving anymore and I became afraid of > > coyotes > killing her or cold weather coming soon. I called the local no-kill > > > shelter to ask what to do. They told me to take pictures and uploaded on > > > their facebook page in order to locate her owners. She definitely had > > > owners once and probably was dumped...She was a very loving sweet cat. I > > > suspected, being a house cat she didn't know what to do to feed herself > and > > that's why she was in that shape. After a while she was so great, > even if > > she was not in the shed, she would come running when I called > her. A few > > days later shelter called and said they had an opening for > her. This was a > > good timing because of freeze warning coming to our > way. I already have > > another cat and I didn't want to bring her home > without knowing that she is > > healthy...We-me and the kids-were so happy > to bring her to safety. They > > asked me to sign a form saying that I gave > all her rights to the shelter. I > > was puzzled but knowing that it was a > no-kill shelter I was > > not that concerned. I put a note saying that I > was not the owner and she > > probably had an owner...I asked a lot of > questions, when would we know > > about her health, how can we adopt her, > can I visit her etc.? I told them > > we were planning to adopt her but my > husband needed to be convinced...They > > told me the vet would be coming > on Thursday and the blood test would be > > back and she would be in pet > finder after a while. They said no to > > visitation and no to adopting her > right from the shelter...I said what if > > someone adopts her before we > see the ad, please call me etc...And then we > > left. I didn't know that I > brought her to her death by my hands thinking I > > was doing the right > thing... > > > > I called them Saturday and they informed me that they "put > her to sleep" > > on Friday because she had FeLV+...I said why didn't you > call? no > > answer...Between killing an animal and making a phone call > they picked > > killing her. After I read online that there are many false > positive on this > > test ( I don;t think anyone bothered to do the second > test) and even if she > > was positive she could be living a long life in a > one-cat household...I > > can't believe any animal lover would be that > quick to kill one without > > exploring other options or calling > someone-me- who showed extreme interest > > on saving this cat...Please > anyone let me know if this is what they do in > > the shelters? Is there > anything we can do to change their policy? She even > > gave me a line of " > oh, you did such a good job taking care of her, she > > would have died if > not for you" > > > > No one ever mentioned me killing the cat-never...If > they did I wouldn't > > leave River there. > > > > Please drop me a few > lines, I am still crying and I think I owe this to > > River to at least > question their actions...I can't even look over the shed > > which is cross > the road from my home-impossible to avoid and couldn't even > > tell the > kids what happened... > > > > Thank you for all your help, > > > > > > Alev > > > > > ---------------------------- > Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter > Animal! > > If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, > to save their > life. Contact your local pound for information. > > > If > you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and > to > free up cage space. > > > Ask your local animal pound to start saving over > 90% of their intake by > implementing the No Kill Equation: > > http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill- > In my area they ahve an animal control for dogs, cats are just shot. > > > equation/> > Here's the current growing list of true No Kill communities: > > http://www.nokillhouston.org/no-kill-shelters-in-north-america/ > > > Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org > > > More fun reading: > http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/guides/ > > More fun > watching: http://vimeo.com/nokill/videos especially > > http://vimeo.com/48445902 > > > > Local feral cat crisis? See Alley Cat > Allies' for how to respond: > http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=537 > -- ---------------------------- Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal! If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their life. Contact your local pound for information. <http://www.laanimalservices.com/volunteer_fostercare.htm> If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and to free up cage space. Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by implementing the No Kill Equation: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill-equation/<http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/> Here's the current growing list of true No Kill communities: http://www.no-killnews.com/ (see the right sidebar) Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org More fun reading: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/guides/ More fun watching: http://vimeo.com/nokill/videos especially http://vimeo.com/48445902 Local feral cat crisis? See Alley Cat Allies' for how to respond: http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=537
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