Caution tape surrounds the cats in a room at a California shelter. ‘Are these cats really ‘feral’ or are they just scared? This is an absolute travesty and misrepresentation of cats that are usually just scared’ (comment taken from Laurel Tarbis on the Facebook post)?
Brittany Place reached out to cat advocates on Wednesday in a post. The situation going on at the San Bernadino City Animal Shelter needs to change.
Since Brittany did such a good job of giving us the details, I’m copying and pasting her post (because I couldn’t have said it better myself).
“This is what SBC (San Bernardino CITY Animal Shelter) has turned into…a place where “Feral” & “Fearful” cats get YELLOW “CAUTION” tape plastered in front of them. Most of the cats you see here are not even close to being feral NOR fearful.
One of my closest friends went to go get photos today and she was told “You can go over there to take pictures if you can find rescues for “Those kinds of cats”. COME ON!?!? The other side of the cat room…only TEN friendly cats. Really?
Lt. Macomber (Interim shelter manager) is doing anything and everything to make things harder for rescues AND for the public who want to adopt these MISLABELED cats. As a NON-rescuer, would you feel welcomed to seeing this tape while visiting an animal shelter?!
This is why we can’t stop fighting. We are their voices and their only hope. I don’t know about you…but now I am going to fight ever harder just to prove the kennel workers and Macomber wrong.”
Please respectfully email your concerns to the San Bernadino officials listed below.
Nickel_He@sbcity.org, Mulvihill_Ji@sbcity.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, Richard_be@sbcity.org, Miller_An@sbcity.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’ve ever adopted a “feral” or a “fearful” kitty who has done well with love and patience, attach a photo to your email so the officials see many cats are afraid in a shelter environment.
Click here to follow the Facebook thread and feel free to leave a comment there as well as on this article. The post has been shared more than 500 times as of Thursday afternoon.