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Capital Area Humane Society stripped away barriers to cat adoption and discovered great success — 8 Comments

  1. Once I went to the local Humane Society with a friend of mine who was turning in a litter of young ones. Oh, they gushed and cooed over the kittens, even gave all of them names before we left, but Brenda had an older cat she decided to turn in too (she was moving to a building that didn’t allow pets). I picked up on the tone in the shelter worker’s voice and figured out that according to their guidelines the older cat was less desirable and would most likely be euthanized that same day. When the worker strongly suggested that Brenda keep the cat I told my friend that I’d take her. There was nothing wrong with that animal. She was 8 years old.

  2. Excellent article, but I can’t help but wonder how many senior cats were adopted during this program. Usually many misguided people consider those cats to be even more undesirable and disposable than cats of any other age.

  3. We all know that the HSUS operates no shelters, although much of their publicity seeks to mis-inform, as I noticed in their most recent information, which I’ll post when I find it again.

    • This is just one paragraph that shows “mis-information”:

      “What’s been the most wonderful to see is the change in the dogs’ disposition after arriving at “our shelter”. They’re active and they seem happy. Our goal is to make sure the dogs remain happy and active and that they never again know the cruel neglect we see so often when we rescue dogs from puppy mills….”

      There is no mention of any particular shelter, which leads readers to believe that it’s a HSUS shelter. I know they do a lot of good with lobbying, especially for farm animals, but they make a lot of money, and there’s been some negative publicity regarding their president, which I’m inclined to believe.

      They put a lot of money into TV ads of sad dogs and cats, which make people believe that they actually rescue them. Mostly, it’s volunteer rescue organizations that do the work, and HSUS gets the credit, and the money.

  4. “For the period Sept 1st to April 30th, the kill rate is at 36% of the previous kill rate over the same period last year (down almost two-thirds),”
    I’m a little confused as to where this “Humane Society” may be, as it is impossible for any branch in the U.S. to admit to a kill rate at all. The HSUS boasts about being no-kill, as bogus as it might really be.

  5. This is a wonderful story of how we can all save cats and us from the heartbreak & necessity of having to euthanize an unwanted pet or one that would have been adopted; if the new stewards could have afforded to do so.

    The bottom line with most cases is decided in the cost of veterinary services & adoption fee’s. Michael__Thank you for sharing this as an example.Eva_

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