Thursday, October 27, 2011

DEPRESSING

The month of October has been a pretty good month for adoptions. We seems to have adopted out a lot of dogs and things are going pretty well for the rescue. But man oh man is it a depressing world when you look at the shelters.

Yesterday I went to Richland County Ohio shelter listing on Petfinder. OMG! They have 90 dogs. I have been to that shelter, they do not have room for 90 dogs. I was talking to the women that works there last night via email and she said in July they put to sleep 16 dogs in one day. 16! OMG! I know that there are just too many dogs and not all of them can be saved but WOW that is a lot of dogs for one shelter to put down in one day. That is just depressing.

Dog rescue and really cat rescue is worse, I think is such a pointless war. I mean you aren't ever really going to end or change anything. For every one dog you save some asshole just created an entire litter more and nothing changes it only seems to get worse.

I feel like a crazy person... fighting a battle that I will never ever win nor will I ever put a dent in it. And the sick thing is I hear stories from people ALL THE TIME about how their dog had puppies, how their co-worker is buying a dog, how this person or that person has a dog that isn't fixed. It just isn't going to end, is it? Nothing will ever change will it? The suffering, the killing, the abuse will continue forever.......

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I get like this alot. Try to remember the story of the old man and the starfish. A whole bunch of starfish washed up on the beach, hundreds, and a old man is walking along the beach, picking them up one by one and tossing them back in the ocean. And someone asks him, "Why are you doing that? It couldn't possibly make any difference." And he replies "To that one, it makes all the difference in the world."

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

I try not to look at the big picture as it is VERY depressing. Just keep up the great work that you are doing:)

Allison at Novice Life said...

You are right - totally depressing. But like Anonymous said, at least to that one you have made a difference. And I know too many rescues that don't follow up on their cats....defeats the purpose to me :(

YOU RUN A FINE RESCUE AMY! AND YOU DO QUITE A FINE JOB :)

Roberta @ Silverwalk said...

Tough, rescue is tough - but you have made a mighty difference to the dogs in your care who you pulled from shelters/pounds. I have used the starfish story many times - it keeps me going because helping ONE is a difference, pet or person. No, it will never end but we can do what we can do, our adopters and fosters will help and someday, it will get better....

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

You're right, it is very depressing. But even though you may not be winning the war, or putting a dent in it, just remember, you are STILL saving some lives, and that's what counts.