Please be informed about the reality of “rescue” shelters. Please adopt your pet from a rescue shelter. Dogs and Cats in rescue shelters need us now more than ever.
The Harford County Humane Society in MD kills a lot of the cats in its care – most of them actually:
[Humane Society’s board president, David] Fang said the shelter took in just over 3,000 cats in 2012. Of those, 581 were euthanized because they were feral, 637 were euthanized for medical reasons, 222 were put down because of their temperament, 65 were returned to owners and 876 were adopted. The remaining cats were either dead on arrival, given to rescue groups or put down because of lack of space or at the owners’ request.
On June 28 the Harford Co HS impounded a frightened elderly cat. She had been found by an area resident who described her as friendly and assumed she was a lost pet. He was right. The cat, named Mistoffelees, had been an indoor pet for 18 years and lived in the neighborhood, unbeknownst to the…
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