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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2014, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Rescue is hard.....

This was posted on Facebook and I just had to share. It sums it up perfectly for me. I overheard some of the caretakers at my shelter talking about making "sticker" selections. They don't know it but I KNOW what that means - it means choosing who will live and who will die. We are stuffed to the gills with cats with slow adoptions so the hard decisions have to be made. I get it. I hate it.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2014, 08:13 AM
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Oh, that brought the tears on. I just could not pick and choose even though I understand why and to give other cats a chance. I have so much respect for people like you Marcia who have given all those kittens a chance of a new life and to the thousands of others who foster. I try to do my bit by getting awareness and fund raising but I am too weak to do what you do.
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I could not go to the pound and choose one animal over the other. It would break my heart. In my mind I understand why. No kill shelters have limited space and resources but I still could not do it.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2014, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thankfully, I have never had to choose kittens in one cage over kittens in another. So far (as far as I know), all kittens have either been adopted out early or sent to other fosters or were just too far gone to save so given love and a peaceful passing without pain or further suffering. I guess by not even going in the back of the building I am in essence choosing. We do what we can - pray for guidance and for the ones left behind, and thank God for the resources, patience, time and desire to do the best that is possible.

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that is too sad
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I'm afraid I a glad the shelter I support is no kill.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2014, 02:39 PM
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I have to avoid thinking about these things. I would have nightmares.
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