PetSmart Charities® Helps The Humane Society of the United States with Raid on Failed Cat Sanctuary
Last summer, PetSmart Charities responded to the scene of an alleged hoarding situation near Gainesville, Florida. The Humane Society of the United States coordinated a raid on a failed cat sanctuary where the anticipated 450 cats swelled to more than 700.
A 53-foot PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief Waggin’ vehicle stocked with 16-tons of cargo worth $80,000, was dispatched to the scene, carrying pet food, plastic carriers, bowls, fans, generators, battery chargers and lights to aid the rescuers on site. The equipment was used to create a temporary animal shelter in a local warehouse.
PetSmart Charities also provided Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida with additional loads of cat litter, litter boxes and food, along with a $9,950 emergency grant to assist with spay/neuter surgeries.
Should people be spending $80,000 on cats that essentially are not going to find homes in most cases? The “NEW” mantra for CATS that are homeless are to NOT enter the shelter, NOT get killed, and let them run free………if you didn’t know this, just go research it. Even though cats (not dogs) are guilty of spreading rabies less than racoons or bats, the rabies data indicates too many cats is not a good thing.
See post on Rabies Data 2014 on this blog.