(I couldn't make up my mind which one of my blogs to post this on, so I decided to do something I never ever do, post it on both):
the past couple of years, I have been donating money whenever possible to
certain organizations. One of those organizations is a no-kill animal shelter
called, "Animals In Distress." (A.I.D.)
are the best I have ever seen. However, I never stopped to wonder just
"how" places like this could afford such a great shelter for all their unwanted
animals, whom by the way, they do work extremely hard to get good homes for.
I am ashamed to
admit that, after reading Jackson Galaxy's new book "Cat Daddy," I found out how
most no-kill shelters can "afford" to do such awesome work. Jackson used to work
at an animal shelter in Boulder, Co. and had to do and see many terrible things
~ including putting down perfectly healthy animals who deserved loving homes.
You see, no-kill shelters, as he explained, "pick and choose" the animals they
take in. Even though some no-kill organizations such as Animals In Distress
actually do take in injured animals who are in very bad shape and
spend the money to get them healthy, give them physical therapy, or whatever
they need, many others do not. And; therefore, organizations such as The Humane
Society and The Animal Rescue League tend to get those unwanted animals which
are turned down by most no-kill shelters. I, myself, made the mistake of
thinking that, even though ALL animal shelters are in dire need of donations for
unwanted or abandoned animals, that the no-kill shelters need it more because
they refuse to euthanize any of the animals in their care. Needless to say, I
was wrong to have that mind set.
That being said, I
have decided to not only continue to donate to Animals In Distress, but I will
also make more donations whenever possible to The Humane Society, The ASPCA, and
other non no-kill shelters as
I realize that
even though I can't save the world, these animals deserve a chance at having a
good life and I need to do whatever I can ~ as do we all.
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