“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Ghandi
“How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.” - Robert A. Heinlein
My first two cats, Ira Carlos and Minerva Athene, were adopted from Bideawee, in New York City, in 1976 and 1978, respectively. I believe it is a no-kill shelter.
My current girl Yorkie, Chelsea Rose, was first rescued from a kill shelter, fostered and put up for adoption by United Yorkie Rescue. It just seems crazy that there have to be rescues from shelters.
The feline-love-of-my-life, Ira Carlos (the second) was adopted at one of the pet supermarkets, from a group that I believe fostered the cats until a home could be found. They never accepted more cats for foster than they could care for indefinitely. Unfortunately, that meant many other kitties went to kill shelters.
What kind of people abuse or abandon their family pets? And what kind of so-called "shelter" executes relatively healthy animals? Is there really such a thing as a "humane" execution?
The older I get, the less I understand.