I am not a cat hoarder – I just save lives
by An Animal Saver
I agree that your discussion is true in many cases (see cat hoarding). But I know from personal experience that the reason I have had so many cats is that I do not believe that they deserve to die because our shelters can not afford to feed them, I have no problems giving them up when and only when I can find them a loving home, but I will not let them live in a cage or shelter that is marked for death.
I spend countless dollars on vet bills, spaying, litter, flea meds, wormers, food and toys. Along with numerous dollars on cleaners, paper towels, sanitizers and any other items needed to keep my home clean. Not all people should be labeled as hoarders because they have more animals than the norm.
Some of us actually love, name, care for and find homes for the animals that share our homes. Until the day comes that there are all no kill shelters people like myself will continue to take in and care for the animals that can not speak for themselves. Unfortunately others have taken it upon themselves to group everyone under one label and have not taken into account that some of us really do this to save lives.
I have donated so much money to all these animals shelters you see on TV and locally, only to find out that the cute little cat they used to get my dollars was “put to sleep” because his time ran out.
In this economy more and more animals are being thrown out on the streets, left on petstore doorsteps, tied to trees outside shelters, only to find that they will be destroyed in 7 days, and now some shelters have lowered that to 3 days.
So if that makes me a hoarder then so be it, but I will continue to fight for the helpless as long as I have the monetary means to. I have an idea: how about all those shows on animal hoarding donate all the money they make to no kill shelters so they can keep running…at least as they destroy the person’s life they are portraying they could help save the animals.
An Animal Saver