Some sad and scary shelter headlines for pets and their people. Aren't shelters supposed to be finding homes for adoptable pets instead of destroying them? I thought that was what shelter meant. What kinds of people are running our local shelters? Inquiring pet lovers want to know. If a dog has any chance of being adopted, then why is it being "humanely euthanized"? Isn't that term an oxymoron? What, pray tell, is remotely humane about euthanizing a perfectly healthy, adoptable dog, even if it is a senior of 7 or 8 years? There are lots of great older dogs. I know; I have two.
With these kind of death camp attitudes, I wouldn't have my Peaches or Beau, since they both came from the Stockton shelter, which is not really a shelter at all from what I observed but rather an outdated, dismal dog pound. I know times are tough and money is tight and running a shelter, especially in this dreadful economic climate, is challenging. But do we really need personnel with a take-no-prisoners attitude running our shelters?