YesBiscuit!

For as long as I can remember, I have been hearing variations on this theme from those who enable the killing of shelter pets about why shelters “have to” kill animals:

  • Until we get more fosters…
  • Until we get more donations…
  • Until everyone neuters and vaccinates their pets…
  • Until people stop buying pets instead of adopting…
  • Until breeders are all shut down…

Let’s clear this up straight away.  The unspecified future time being referred to in these scenarios is NEVER.  None of these things will ever come to pass.  Never ever.  The shelter system in this country is broken.  There will never be enough foster homes or donations to seal the gaping holes in this broken system.  There will never come a time when EVERYONE does Magical Thing A that some person has decided will forgo the need to mend this broken system.

So when you say to me, “Until…

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