Saturday, August 25, 2007

Death Row

These are the Faces of Animals that are
Killed Everyday.

These 6 Kitties ,4 of them kittens, were part of a group of 23 kitties on the euthanasia list at an overcrowded shelter in Denver.
Their death date was Thurs, Aug. 23rd.
Their crime: being born.

They got lucky. One of the Denver shelter's caring volunteers frantically e-mailed
other shelters on Wednesday wondering if anyone had room to take some of these animals.
The thought of these kitties being euthanized devastated her.
There is nothing wrong with any of these kitties.
They are young.
They are healthy.
They have no behavioral problems or personality flaws.
They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Luckily the volunteer, Dara, was able to get in touch with 2 shelters
based in Fort Collins.
We were one, and the other was Flat Flaced Friends.
Between the two of us we were able to save them all.
You can imagine Dara's relief......

Will this be the last time this happens? NO
Will we be able to save them all if she calls next week with 23 more sweet, healthy
kitties on the euthanasia list? NO

Until we as a society take on the responsibility of this problem,
millions of innocent animals will continue to die.
I personally find it completely unacceptable that
the problem is so bad that we have to KILL
to "prevent overpopulation".
Killing should not be the solution.

I also find it completely unacceptable that people continue
to let their animals reproduce when they know
so many die.
I often hear the excuse "We find homes for all of ours."
That would be fine except that for every "free kitten" that finds a home,
one kitten or cat in a shelter dies.

The only solution to the all of these deaths
is to continue spaying/neutering as many animals as possible.

You may feel that you are not part of the problem because
your pets are fixed. It is true.
You are not part of the problem, and we thank-you for that.
However, it doesn't mean you can't
be part of the solution.

In the last 15 months we have taken over 600 kitties into our shelter.
In the last 8 months we have performed approximately 1500 spays/neuters.
It is amazing, and we will continue to do our best,
but we need your help.
We are continually short on money, supplies, help, etc.
Each month we worry that we may fall short
and not be able to pay our employees, or pay rent.

Trying to save all of these animals is exhausting
physically, mentally, & especially: emotionally.

We animal lovers need to put our foot down and put
an end to the suffering of all of these animals.
If we work together, we CAN make it happen.

We need your help though.

Their lives literally depend on it.