I feel your pain. Im impressed you have been in rescue work 30 years! Most people experience burn out and cant continue to help. I too am very aware of the stupid people who harm animals and arent responsible. Some days I go home and feel like I cant keep seeing this tragidy.
What helped me is to surround myself by volunteers & friends & vets who see things my way and we unite and help one another in rescues/ trapping. I know people dont hear the truth unless you give it to them in a way they dont feel insulted. Some people just dont want to know the truth. Those type I tell them the truth and let the universe deal with them.
And yes there are day I want to rheme them out. but negative energy only brings on more energy. What bothers me the most is the politics in rescue and TNR. I fly under the radar. Do what I want and my vet and friends help me.
In mid 2006 seven of us started doing TNR since we couldnt stand the politics & cats being second class citizens at our no kill shelter. Our newly organized TNR group has managed thru trial and error to do 950 cats. 3/4 of them were companion cats which we vetted and fostered in our homes till we could place them in qualified indoor only forever homes.
Im interested to hear your experiences. Thanks for commenting on the article