Got this on FB this morning:
Love the tugging at your heartstrings with such exaggerations as “death row”. Most pets put down by euthanasia in veterinary practices are simply getting a nudge from Pentobarbital to get to the destination they’re already headed. Having done this with my cat, 13 & in kidney failure, it was a quick & dignified process with a caring veterinarian.
As for shelter euthanasia, if method is other than injection (you guys look those up), I’m opposed. But injection done by caring personnel is quick and humane from what I’ve witnessed.
Much as pet adoption proponents put on ads with “In the Arms of an Angel” by Sara McLachlan & tug at your heartstrings, I really do see them as part of the problem. Seems many do express interest in animals available only to be turned down.
Got an indoor/outdoor arrangement in mind for a cat? None of our pets for you. Have a handicap you can even show your abilities to work with a pet in spite of it? No pet for you.
These are actual yelps & experiences of those who have worked in shelters. One about a half hour from me, one reviewer cited staff who didn’t seem to want him to see anything available. Another brought her contingency plan—her adult daughter—in case she couldn’t care for the cat her daughter openly stated she would, only to be turned down.
Then it seems shelter posts the animals as “still waiting for that forever home”. Check out yelps of your local shelters.
While there definitely are some good ones out there, do you guys think there are others that are part of the problem of “unwanted” animals not getting placed?