Today we would like to ask our friends if they would consider phoning or writing to a pet selling shop near them or to their local member/mayor/representative/councilman, to express their concern. Mum doesn't really think it's too much to ask for the following requirements to be put in place:
- Compulsory desexing of non-breeding animals
- Compulsory health check and microchipping prior to sale
- The end of cat and kitten sales at pet shops
Our fosters have mostly come from surrendered litters. The owners chose not to have them desexed, and were then unwilling to deal with the results. Our shelter is forced to euthanise on arrival at the moment, because they are full to the brim and the foster homes are full. Local laws mean we are supposed to have a limit of 3 fosters at a time. Kitten season is out of control this year, and it pains mum to see how much the shelter staff are hurting. As most of you know, we had 4 kittens euthanised last month, 3 of which could have probably been saved if it wasn't for how stretched the shelter system is. It breaks mum's heart thinking of them, and she wishes every day that things had been different. The shelter is working so hard to try and bring about the day where they only have to euthanise in times of extreme illness or injury, only to be constantly sabotaged by the kinds of people who will sell $10 kittens.