i read this article on msnbc.com this afternoon, and it totally bummed me out. if you read the article, you’ll see that it already says (twice) that bloggers everywhere are furious, so i guess i don’t have to tell you that i’m furious, but wow, what an awful situation.
after having volunteered at my local humane society for the past five years, i’ve heard a lot of stories and read a lot of reasons for surrender in animals’ files, and the ones that just say “moving” always break my heart. i mean, yes, it’s obviously much better to surrender your animal to a reputable shelter than leave them tied to a tree in your yard(!), but still, the idea that people regularly relocate without planning around one of their important family members is just so sad to me. i can honestly say that if wherever i’m going won’t accept my kitties? i’m not going there.