I continue to count my lucky stars that Maybelle found her way to Connecticut. I came across this story today about a small “no-kill shelter” in Georgia that has been a bit deceptive. It’s a little confusing — I guess people sponsor a dog, making it easier for the animal to get adopted. But often, the dog is put to sleep at the county shelter nextdoor and the sponsors get emails saying the dogs were adopted or sent to a rescue.
What does this have to do with Maybelle? Well, I noticed a familiar name in the story — the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter. Yes, according to the paperwork I got from my local humane society when I adopted Maybelle, she came here by way of the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter. Close call, May!
But you know what really pisses me off. No one seems to care that thousands of healthy, adoptable dogs are put down in that state every year… they mostly seem upset about the money that’s exchanged and the promises being made to the people. Not about the fact that the shelters are overrun with dogs in the first place. Perhaps the news should spend a bit of time educating the public about the benefits of spaying and neutering your pets, and raising awareness for low-cost spay and neuter programs.
I’m gonna go hug my dog now…