Originally Posted by registereduser
You must work in a local government run shelter?
As far as pregnant cats go, there is NOTHING wrong with spaying a pregnant cat. Those kittens never take a breath and do not know life. It is a mercy to spay a pregnant cat in my opinion. This is not abortion, it's a full hysterectomy, kittens or no kittens. Killing the mother after the kittens are born is barbaric. Either keep them all or spay the pregnant mother and find her a home.
I'm glad you are getting an education into animal welfare. You are so right about no-kill shelters. What do you think happens to the animals that are turned away from no kill shelters? They get dumped, killed or sent to a kill shelter. The no kill movement thinks there ARE enough homes. I disagree.
Society in general loves the idea of a no kill shelter. So do I if it were really true!
If anyone reading this is thinking about adopting a cat or kitten now is the time. So many cats and kittens during the summer! Also DONATE LOCALLY. Don't get sucked in by the TV commercials! If factory farming, save the whales and baby seals is what you want to help, then by all means donate to the HSUS. If you want to help cats, dogs and other pets in your own area, donate to your local shelter or humane society. Money does NOT trickle down from national organisations to the small shelter in your town.
(jumps off soapbox)
yes the shelter is county run. and i very much agree with you about donating locally! i would not give money to the HSUS though for anything. organizations like PETA and the HSUS spend less than half of one% of their budget on helping animals. when you give them your money, it is going to commercials and lawyers who are trying to get laws passed that they hope will lead up to laws that will take our pets away from us. they come into a big news story with volunteers and donations, not their own money, and when the story is over they drop all the saved animals off at the nearest shelter for them to deal with. they even put off stopping abuse they are aware of until it will be a big news story. not to mention their goal is to eliminate all human influence on animals. no food. no pets.
sry for that rant but the HSUS gets under my skin.