Filed under: Humboldt
MSNBC ran an article on how some No-Kill animal shelters may be harmful to animals due to over crowding.
I’m mixed feelings about whether or not this could happen here in Humboldt County. There is so many great people working to make a difference. In another way it has already happened here, with people sorta wanting to keep animals, in excessive numbers on their property, and feeding, cleaning up after them getting out of control, with their only intent is to not to kill the animals. However these places ended up abusing the animals, it would be a stretch to call them, what most people think of, as shelters for animals.
There is only a finite amount of resources such as money, time, and space that can be applied towards all our social ills, and this includes helping animals. In Humboldt County we will run out of room for animals in no kill shelters. What happens to animals then? The main problem is people not fixing their animals, and litters thus being born. Please get your animals fixed. Yes there is exceptions, but most of the time, please get them fixed.
Our last cat, Stitch is one we adopted from a friend who couldn’t quite get their cat to get it fixed, before it had a litter again. We got him fixed with in the last two weeks.