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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 03:38 PM

I just hate those so sad ASPCA advertisements........😢 😢 😢

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Reply I just hate those so sad ASPCA advertisements........😢 😢 😢 (Original post)
a kennedy Jun 5 OP
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Faux pas Jun 5 #1
Peregrine Took Jun 5 #2
CountAllVotes Jun 5 #3
3catwoman3 Jun 5 #7
CountAllVotes Jun 5 #8
luckone Jun 5 #12
RKP5637 Jun 5 #4
UTUSN Jun 5 #5
Shrike47 Jun 5 #6
CountAllVotes Jun 5 #9
Polly Hennessey Jun 5 #13
secondwind Jun 5 #10
multigraincracker Jun 5 #11
CountAllVotes Jun 5 #14
multigraincracker Jun 5 #15
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 5 #17
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 5 #16

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 03:41 PM

1. I

have to change the channel

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 03:43 PM

2. So sad but its stuff we have to see so, hopefully, we do something to help. n/t

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 03:45 PM

3. Me too

All I can do is remind myself that all of my animals are from kill shelters.

I do what I can do which includes midnight drop-offs of food to the door of the shelter and telling others to adopt and do not shop for a pet.

Buying animals is so wrong when there are shelters filled with them that need homes now!

As for the ASPCA and their ads, I often wonder how much of the money really goes towards helping the animals and not paying the CEOs that work there (?).

You have a gift and you don't realize it. You are able to feel empathy.

Take care of yourself please.



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 05:03 PM

7. The words "kill" and "shelter"...

...shouldn’t even be used together, IMO.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 05:21 PM

8. This place is a kill shelter

They do what they can to place the animals they collect but there are far too many that they can never find homes for, hence it is a "kill shelter".

As for the cats I have that I got there, one was extremely sick and due to be put down the next day, hence the "next day room" which is where she was. I adopted her and did all I could to bring her to health.

Of the three vets I took her to, only one believed she would live.

WE have not gone anywhere near a vet since and she is JUST FINE today!

I agree, it is a shame that the word KILL is in their description but that is what they do. So, you go there first when looking to adopt.

That's just my two-cents for what it may or may not be worth.

Sad situation at best.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 06:10 PM

12. Less than 4% is admin They have a good rating from Charity Navigator Almost all $ from donations

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3286

Not the best maybe but first and long established charity of this kind acting in all of the americas and they are reaching home bound people watching tv now.


Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Americas, and today has more than one million supporters throughout North America.
The ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in animal-assisted therapy, animal behavior, animal poison control, anti-cruelty, humane education, legislative services, and shelter outreach.
The New York City headquarters houses a full-service, accredited animal hospital, adoption center, and mobile clinic outreach program. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York's animal cruelty laws.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 03:48 PM

4. It's really painful to watch. n/t

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 03:52 PM

5. Past song in ASPCA ads by Sarah McLACHLAN - SNL sketch "Don't bring up the dogs!1"



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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 03:54 PM

6. I change the channel and NEVER send ASCPA any money. I $ support the local shelter regularly.

Those ads are awful, I will never respond with money.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 05:23 PM

9. +1

n/t

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 06:28 PM

13. I mute and avert my eyes. At times I change the channel.

I give all my donations to our local Foothill Rescue group, the Golden Retriever Rescue group, and the local Sierra Wildlife Sanctuary. Both of our dogs are rescues and the cats, too.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 05:47 PM

10. Adopting from a kill shelter is the only way to go.

We got our Boogie that way, he was 8 mos old, all his siblings had been destroyed (FLORIDA).

He had 24 hours to go when we adopted him. Today, he’s lolling about outside, enjoying the Caribbean weather. Has two new pals, also. 😎

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 05:49 PM

11. I was married to a euthanasia

tech. and was around for many animals being put down. If done right it the most peaceful way to go ever. If I get really old and really sick, take me to the vet or a kill shelter. I’ve saved lots of animals and would never make an animal suffer.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 06:46 PM

14. If it is your pet, stay with him/her until the end

It should be a peaceful process and most of the time it is.

Just stay with the animal until it is over with. That is the important part.

This way they aren't so scared!



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 07:35 PM

15. It was always a 2 shot process.

The first one took away the fear and pain. The second was peaceful end. A friends dog cancer of the foot, in tremendous pain. Could not put it on the floor. After the first shot it went down on the floor without pain, first time in months. Shot 2 and the last peaceful breath. I think that was much nicer than waiting for the illness to take its course.
Then there are those with behavioral problems. Most likely the owners fault, but still a danger to every one. If you wish save those animals, then step up and adopt one that may harm you and your family.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 09:08 PM

17. It is so painful

Holding cradling my sweet cats in the past through the two shots.
Then when they left I was a mess of howling tears. I would take my passed kitties home and bury them myself in a burial worthy of a pharoh's cat.

I don't want my cats going to a rending plant made into industrial lubricants,and protein meal.

Not for the best friends I ever had.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 07:39 PM

16. Please remember that there are vastly more animals out there

than homes available to them. When I did volunteer work at a shelter in the midwest nearly twenty years ago, they had a flyer that said for every cat and dog to be adopted, each and every family would need to take in something like 6 cats and 3 dogs, or maybe 8 dogs and 5 cats. I forget the exact numbers, but they were vastly above what most families would be able to take in.

Also, the no-kill shelters often farm out the euthanasia to other shelters. They may not do the dirty deed themselves, but they pass some animals on to the other shelters. Or, they get full and simply don't take in any more animals. Period.

Which is why spaying and neutering is so crucial. My current cat, adopted last summer from the local shelter, was found as a stray and was pregnant when they got her. They thought she was about 4 years old at the time, and who knows how she wound up on her own. She'd clearly lived with humans earlier in her life. I'm pretty sure it was a household with several males and several big dogs, based on her behavior since moving in with me. I think she really liked her life on the lam, and tries to escape whenever she can. She has adjusted to life with me, and I am very glad she is with me now. I would like to take in a second cat, but since I live in a very small place I'm not certain how best to do that. Oh, well. This cat is a treasure.

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