PETA disliked that
@Duncan5769, aw... you beat me to it
Oh, did PETA leave?
@Nellybert , nah, they were euthanized
Not to sound like an ass, but there is a reason shelters put them down after a certain amount of time. Shelters aren’t nearly large enough to hold so many strays, and if they try, the living quality will drop much lower than it already is. The result is build more shelters or they get to live in awful conditions. This is the unsensitive part: I would rather the poor creatures be dead than to let them suffer. My two local animal shelters have a maximum capacity of like 50 cats and 40 something dogs. 90-100~ strays at any given time. Currently they live in actually decent conditions, are well treated by the employees, and are healthily nourished. Now what happens if you double that capacity? They keep them in these good conditions for a year and a half here before they are forced to make room for other lost animals looking for a home. It’s sad, but it’s the only way to make it work and maintain quality of care
@Lonely sandbar, as someone who's been in animal care their entire life this is absolutely true. People don't like to hear it, but it's an unpleasant truth. It's better to use the budget for animals who have a chance of being homed than to try to save every one. It's a nice dream, but not realistic. A larger spay/neuter and release program is a better use of funds to decrease homeless pet populations
Which is why we export all our pets to New Jersey
And then they ship them 30 miles out of state to kill shelters
I’m not supporting the killing of animals, but this means that the shelters will now have to turn away animals if the shelter is at full capacity
As a Delawarean, I am proud of where I'm from. Mostly because of stuff like this
@Pachirisu, as a fellow Delawareian I'm also proud that most of the time we get brought up it's for positive reasons
I'm no proponent for putting down animals, but there's a reason shelters started killing in the first place. How else do you cut back on population and breeding? How else do you eradicate disease and eliminate dogs that are aggressive by nature? Even the dog whisperer couldn't save every one he encountered. There's a reason that wild packs of strays aren't much of a problem anymore, and that's because kill shelters assist with animal control.
Unless they have HUGE shelters, there's no way this will work. This just means animals that won't ever go to a home will just sit in shelters for years, while other perfectly nice animals will be turned away.
The first state chalking up another first.