We don’t want you talking about euthanasia.
This was posted today, 11/04/2011 on the Columbus Animal Care & Control facebook page:
We would just like to give a final notice on leaving posts about euthanasia. It’s sad. It’s horrible. No one likes to think about it. No one wants to do it, But we have to, due to how many animals we take in. We are all trying our best to get these animals into good loving homes, but unfortunately, not all of them can make it out. We have asked several times, that you not leave comments about that on our page. We stated that we would begin to ban people that left rude or derogatory statements anywhere on our page. We want to keep everyone informed on whats going on, but on that same token, we will not put up with anything derogatory or offensive. We are all on the same team, their are no sides in this. What we all need to be pushing for is people spay/nuetering their pets and becoming more responsible owners. Just because an animal is no longer seen on the website, does not mean it was pts. Everyday Animal Control pick up stray animals, they come in with a variety of health ailmants and from time to time they do pass away, So in closing, if you ever have a question about why an animal is no longer listed on the site, please call us at 706-653-4512 and we will be more than happy to assist you. Please understand as we do apologize for the inconvenience.
***Any posts that are negative following the posting of this note will be deleted and you will be subject to be banned, After all, we are posting a note about this very issue.***
Can somebody please tell me, what is rude, derogatory, or offensive about wanting pubic information from our city? They don’t offer the information freely, and get offended when we ask for it. We WANT to help get these animals out alive, and we need facts and figures to determine how to do so, but their solution is, once again, that it’s all the irresponsible publics fault for not spay and neutering (even though it takes WEEKS for an appointment to get a new ACC adoptee fixed, it’s still our fault).
“We are all trying our best to get these animals into good loving homes, but unfortunately, not all of them can make it out.” <~~ They have already made the determination that these dogs are going to die. The animals can’t make it out because they are making it impossible to save them.
All they want to say about euthanasia is this (and nobody else can talk about it)… They have to do it, “due to how many animals we take in”. According to them, “the majority of the animals we receive are stray”, yet they completely ignore the fact that if more effort were placed on reducing intake by using proactive redemption to reunite these “strays” with their owners (part of the No Kill Equation, and clearly outlined here: http://www.nokilladvocacyc
So, “there are no sides” but clearly it’s them against the irresponsible public. “What we all need to be pushing for is people spaying and nuetering their pets and becoming more responsible owners.” Well guess what? We are the public – YOU are the public. Yes, there are some people that simply should not have a pet, but most of the general population ARE responsible pet owners, and we desperately want to help. In order to help, we need to know what is happening.
This young lady has been around long enough to know that she doesn’t belong in a high-kill shelter like Columbus Animal Control. She’s a black Lab/Chow X (w/ a black spotted toungue) who obviously spent time as a part of somebody’s family, she even came in to AC wearing a purple collar with no tags. She knows how to sit, shake, and she takes treats nice and gently. She would make a great addition to any home, and would probably be good for a first time dog owner, because she won’t need a lot of work. Don’t let that greying muzzle fool you, this girl still has a lot of love to give, and she deserves to be taken care of! Pease open your heart, and your home, to this big fluffly black dog!