I did hab a pawsum time at BlogPaws and did lern lots about how I can "Be The Change", but den I come home to beary sad news dat makes me fink I can neber make a difference even fur one lil kitteh.
Da Animal Rescue League of Berks County (Reading) needs sum edumakashuns when it comes to dealin with kittehs and dis makes me beary, beary sad. Dey iz one of ma two local shelters dat I visit, donate supplies and money too (the other is the Humane Society of Berks). Unless ARL straightens out der act I am going to do wot ever I can to let people know NOT to surrender ANY animal there and possibly even pull their support (I will be turnin all ma efforts toward HSBC & One by One Rescue in future).
Skittles the kitty and her two kittens was on the front page of the Reading Eagle. Dat poor porr Skittles wuz put down by the time da lady had gone out to her car and came back in wif da kittens! I completely understand the need for open-door shelters such as these but when they are this quick to put down an animal because the staff is unaware of the normal behavior of a frightened and disoriented cat -- that is uncalled for in ma book! While I would lub for NO animal to ever be put down for any reason, this one story iz beary shocking.
Harry D. Brown III, executive director of the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, explains the policy for surrendering animals and adds two new policies that are only being put in place to cover der own butts! These new policies are not good enuff! They must have sum kind of waiting period putted in place and attempt to find the owners of strays (many strays are lost and hab families lookin fur dem).
Fank goodness da lady scooped dem kittens rite back up and marched out dem door. da two kittehs, Pinky and Boogers are now in a NO-KILL shelter and are available for adoption thru One by One Cat Sanctuary.
Den u hab idiots like dis one dat doz not read the whole article or simply wants der name in da papers with der ignorant rant about the original artikle. Yes, dey makes a valid point about spay/neuter, but that iz da only correct fing dey say in der letter to da editor of da paper. If u takes a pregnant cat in to be spayed dat iz called abortion. (And I iz qwite sure dat lady would be against aborshuns.)
As if all dis iz not enuff, today human1 goes ta werk to be shown 3 lil kittens wot should neber eber hab been removed from der mother. A guy at herz job did find dem in his wood pile and brought dem in to werk. Peeples wot are not edumakated in da ways of feral kittehs should keeps der paws off dem until dey know fur sure da mother iz not simply out gettin food or moving da kittehs to anutter location.
Fank goodness der wuz a lady der wot had experience wif hand feedin & birfin da lil babehs utterwise he wuz takin dem to da Humane Society (and we nose wot happens to lil bitty babehs at da humane society). Human2 had leaky eyes all day until herz herd about dis lady takin dem in and takin cares of dem.
We plan on edumakatin dis city about feral kittehs. Spekt more frum us on Feral Cat Day Oct. 16th!