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Michigan law makers favor dogs over cats — 5 Comments

  1. Shelters should be forced to allocate matching funds for cats and dogs. It’s as simple as that.
    Here dogs get the lions share and cats are simply declared feral and killed.

    • I guess you see the disparity between cats and dogs. Reading as I do a lot of information and stories about cats I don’t see the cat getting a fair share of respect.

      • Dogs in shelters generally have a kennel and a bed and toys are provided. I’m talking about normal public shelters not ones in places that no animal should end up in.
        Cats get put in stacked cages where often the only choice is to lay in their food or a poorly equipped litter box.
        Adoption events favor dogs. Fundraisers favor dogs. Their websites almost always favor dogs although the Albuquerque public shelters do tend to highlight adoptable cats as often as dogs and in fact featured cat adoption in one of their TV commercials. In fact no dog is seen or mentioned in the entire commercial. I can’t find it on youtube. It shows a man who is sad and lonely and trying to get his toaster to play with the feather wand and he goes and gets a cat and they are best friends and play together. Sounds corny and it is but I was so damn happy to see nothing but cats featured for that 60 seconds. Also the cat was featured as a great companion animal. Albuquerque has the Heart Ordinance and the difference in animal welfare becomes more striking every year it’s in effect. They also place strays and semi feral cats that will likely not adapt to living in a home easily with businesses that want a cat on duty. I believe there are two programs with different target adopters.

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