Paws and Hooves Rescue Foundation of Stilwell in Oklahoma recently posted a Facebook post that blew up.
The post spoke the heartbreaking truth about being a rescuer and what it really means. Usually, rescuers are to save lives everywhere they go. People expect them to perform miracles and cure an animal of their pain. But there is a darker side to that.
It speaks of the plastic container the staff found at their door. It was duct-taped, so they filmed it while one of the Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT) opened the box. What’s inside it is gutting, 10 puppies crammed inside together for hours.
This isn’t anything new. But RVT gets frustrated every time something like this happens. Dumping animals in tight spaces isn’t safe, and it never will be safe. One of the staffs wanted to raise awareness on this subject.
Unwanted litters can be avoided if the owners opt for free or low-cost spay and neuter. This way, shelters will not be overcrowded with unwanted animals.
While many believe that shelters have unlimited funds to support themselves, that’s not true. And this is exactly why the pet population need managing.
Paws and Hooves wrote with the post, “We get calls ALL DAY LONG, chewed out daily, and told how heartless we are for turning pets away. Why am I the bad guy when your dog/cat has had its 5th litter of babies and you don’t have the money for them? There are MANY programs out there to get discounted spays/neuters.
So their solution? Dump their problem on us. They feel as though they’ve “saved” the animals?!? I come to work and find animals in feed sacks, taped up in boxes, plastic tubs, wired up in make shift pens […]
They are dumped in all weather extremes. I’ve had to dispose of kittens/puppies frozen to death, drowned in their own filth and rainwater in the containers they were dumped in. I’ve had to fish through litters of pups/kittens and pull out the ones still alive curled up with their dead litter mates. There are animals dumped with severe flea and tick infestations, emaciated and on the brink of death, others left with broken limbs and thrown in front of our door.”
This is not an uncommon sight for me coming in to work. Because I work for an animal hospital/rescue people believe it's…
Making sure that animals are doing well is our duty. So let’s follow what has been said above. Let’s save pets. Let’s save animals.
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