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Shelters and rescues should use pet adoption websites — 9 Comments

  1. Looks like you have decided to go the FB comments only route Michael – the post about the Japanese street cats has an instruction to “comment using FB”

    That won’t help cats!

    • I’ve noticed I can read the comments or comment from my smart phone. I have to get on the computer. I just did a survey on my wall and over half of my friends use a cell phone to read articles. They need to be able to see everything like it used to be.

      Here’s an interesting article saying Facebook isn’t all it’s cracked up to be on sharing. venturebeat.com/2014/12/01/dark-social-facebook-is-less-than-one-third-of-all-social-sharing/

      • Elisa, I am testing FB comments as a way to publicise PoC. It appears to work as comments published here are also published on FB. FB comments render nicely on smart phones too.

        At the moment, I don’t intend to transfer to FB comments exclusively.

    • Thanks for your comment. I am in two minds about it. I am just testing things to see if the FB comments improves exposure for PoC. It appears to be working. But I don’t want to go down the route of solely using FB comments as it excludes some people (non-FB people).

      At the moment I am using both comments, which seems to work okay.

  2. I think the reliance on FB by so many rescue groups is part of the laziness in commerce that is seeping throughout society.

    Some groups use FB exclusively, but they don’t make their pages open to non FB members (the general public) so at the point the prospective adopter is told they can’t view a page unless they join FB, they give up and go elsewhere. The rescuers who do this are sabotaging their own efforts by not making the pages easily accessible.

    I use the term ‘laziness’ because I have found that many companies will automatically tell you to “just check it out on FB” rather than attend to your enquiry or issue. These are the companies that lose my custom.

    Rescue in the UK is a mess, often success depends on how IT savvy the rescuers are.

    • CatChat site keeps a handy list of contact details for U.K. shelters which can easily be searched by area. They also have a gallery of the cats most urgently in need of homes.

      http://www.catchat.org/adoption/

      Everycat: I totally agree that it depends upon how IT savvy the rescue is. The smaller organisations also have very little spare time for keeping a web site updated.

      Nice to hear from you again. You’ve been missed.

      • Hi Michelle, I wondered if it was you. Nice to know you have missed me. Hope all is well with you and pusscats 🙂

    • I agree that FB should not be totally relied upon to deliver. When you do that you rely on someone you don’t know. FB could pull anything from their website. They can change their terms and conditions etc..All these people could lose their FB pages. Unlikely but possible.

      I am a great believer in openness. I agree with what you say about laziness.

      I tend to “use” FB a limited way to my advantage (if I can) which reciprocates what they do to me and the internet.

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