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Shelter Blues

March 2nd 2012 9:15 am
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Thanks guys for your response to my last diary entry. I know first hand, how hard it is to say no. I understand his heart. It was not a case of wanting all these cats. It was a case of, "What will happen to this poor thing if, I don't take it in?" Self control sometimes goes out the door when 2 eyes are looking at you scared and helpless.

Does anyone realize how many of these animals are left at shelter doors in the middle of the night??? Left in boxes in the hot morning sun. Not just cats and dogs but lizards, hamsters, hedgehogs and even fish. And the only thought in those dumpers minds is, "It's not my problem anymore".

The amazing thing is there is never a $100.00 bill left at the door, for the shelters. That, they have to beat the bushes to get and then only few morsels fall now and again.

Overwhelmed because he have a golden heart? YES, Sick no. This man was overwhelmed due to, no set plan for adoption, help or financing. In some areas of the country these animals would die without instant shelter. Weather, wild animals, and heartless humans are the worst enemy making it hard to say no.

Yesterday, I visited a no kill shelter. It had very nice conditions. It was laid out so there where lots of indoor and outdoor space for the cats and dogs. They also had rabbits, rats and small furs. They were not in overflow stage.

While we were there they would announced on the PA system when a pet was being adopted. They said "Attention, Attention, Dean the Beagle from D wing, Suite 7 has just left for his new home. We congratulate to him on his adoption.

The place was endless and had lots of Staff/Volunteers. It also has ample support from the city and the community. It's located in a very wealthy area. I'm talking, Donald Trump wealth. What any shelter wouldn't do it they had all that help. Someone who opens the wallet and hands out several million and says here build a nice shelter and here's another mill a year to run it. What a dream that would be for any shelter to have.

That is what this poor man needed, someone like that. It is such a shame that people who have the money use it for self induce drugs. Waste their lives away, instead of getting the biggest high in the world with-Giving. That's the high that no drug could ever compete with. All of you who have given, know that wonderful feeling.

When people have an idea of a shelter they need to learn first what it involves. A certification course in-acted would be a first step. Let that course include shelter work at at least 5 or 6 shelters. Learn what your in for. How many people in the country get certifications and never use them once they receive them?? More then you know.
What a concept, What an idea. Hey remember, I said it.

It's to late for this poor man and it's a shame. He met well and did all he could. It's not a hording problem, it's a whole different thing. A man with a golden heart that is now broken. His life's aim, out of control. No one to turn to for help, no one wanting to help.

He doesn't need a "shrink" he's not a sick person who lives in his own filth and garbage and doesn't know it. He's a different breed. We are all part of that misunderstood breed. He is a person with soul, compassion, and yes a Golden Heart. We all have the same compassion.

What can he do now? Volunteer and keep his dream going. I only hope the judge in his case has pets and see's a better ending for him. Community service sentence at a no kill shelter. That would be justice as far as I see it. Hope he does not see him as ill but broken. Show him there is a light at the end of the tunnel he is now in.

He will be in our prayers.


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Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

March 3rd 2012 at 2:35 am

It's a sad story all the way around, thank you for sharing it with us and for keeping them all in your purrs. So very sad.

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