AR-News: [US] Spartanburg Humane Society
John W Kimbrell
jkimbrell at juno.com
Wed Jul 23 14:37:06 EDT 2003
Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Opinion [1 of 2, Posted July 21, 2003]
By Marie McGee
I have been saddened and worried by the 20 percent budget cut suffered
recently by the Humane Society.
I strongly feel that our entire community needs to realize that without
this organization, what would become of all these lost and unwanted
If you can give your time and or your money to aid all creatures small
and great, please take action now.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Opinion [2 of 2, Posted July 23, 2003]
Boiling Springs [SC]
I wonder why people abandon their pets at the Spartanburg Humane Society,
buy pets from breeders and neglect to get pets spayed or neutered without
giving a thought to the overwhelming pet population in Spartanburg
One answer is that most people do not want to think about the numbers,
and most newspapers are reluctant to print them. Our animal shelter is
receiving anywhere from 50 to 150 animals a day, and on average only
about 12 animals are adopted out a day. About 70 percent of all animals
brought to the shelter are killed. So little Fluffy dumped at the shelter
or on a back road somewhere probably does not go on to live happily ever
Another is the astonishing belief that pets are disposable and do not
deserve the same regard as other creatures. It is possible that society
can or should work to eliminate both human and animal suffering
God makes his sun shine on all creatures alike, but some people treat
animals as though they are possessions and discard them when they become
too much to care for or inconvenient to their lifestyles.
I urge people to have their pets spayed or neutered and to give some time
or money to those working to end the pet overpopulation problem. With
everyone's help, the senseless deaths of thousands of God's creatures
every year can be stopped.
We do not place ourselves above other animals and reject their condition
and companionship by right reason but out of stubborness and insane
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