Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Different Perspective

(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):

For 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.)

Their facilities 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 well.

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.


  1. You have a big and generous heart my friend. I can see why you wish to give to all of the above. Animals have no rights except those that man gives them, or takes away from them...sad indeed.

    Sunday Hugs,

  2. That is just great. I wish there were more people like you ; ) Have a great day !!

  3. Hi! I love what you had to say & am very glad you published it.
    You and all readers might want to check out a TRULY no-kill, no-abandon animal haven. Go to: Click on Catworld. It is a wonderful sactuary on miles of land in Utah. I wish old & sick people were treated as well!
    Keep up the great work you do. Randy in CT & her two cats.