This article set me off this morning. I knew that these nonprofit shelters in Delaware were trying to screw over the cities and counties. I want to explain how this works.
Seems the latest tactic is to "blackmail" cities and counties and force the "No Kill" philosophy onto them. Withdraw services, knowing full well that these cities have depended on these nonprofit shelters for years and years to take their strays. They know that the cities don't have their own shelter and in this economy, the cities can't afford to build a new shelter. So the nonprofits are threatening to withdraw. What are the cities to do other than accept and pay for the "No Kill" philosophy or the animals will run wild in the streets.
"Plus, nonprofit shelters find it easier to get donations if they call themselves "no kill."
All about the money.
""And then there is the toll that euthanasia takes on staffers.
Karel Minor remembers the days his employees at the Humane Society of Berks County would be sobbing in corners after they had to euthanize more than 100 healthy cats in one day just to make room for more strays.
"I can't ask the staff to go back to that. It is just not right," said Minor, executive director. The shelter dropped animal-control contracts from the state and municipalities in 2008.""
Maybe those staffers would feel better picking up the dead ones off the road, or the ones starved to death in a foreclosed home, or the ones pucking their guts out from poison. They should be forced to do that so they would realize that what they are doing is much more humane. When these staffers see a dead dog or cat on the roadway, they can thank themselves for being the cowards they are and accept that it is there because of their actions.
Just imagine a poor dog or cat lying in the roadway, can't move from the injuries, just waiting for the next car to end the suffering. Picture the dog or cat waiting by the door for the master than never returns, dying a long and lingering death from starvation. This is what these shelters want to happen because they have to know what their decision to take a philosophy over reality does to animals. These aren't humane people, these are the despicable. This is what "No Kill" is creating, a monster. They should be condemned not praised.
THERE ARE FAR WORSE THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANIMALS THAN BEING EUTHANIZED IN SHELTERS, FAR WORSE. And "No Kill" supports all of those worse things.