and speaking of life long rescue committments...
Carol · Mar. 3, 2009
i just got a call on another "rescued" cat...yes i said no, we are full. but here is something i just don't get.
so ok, this was a member of the public, not a "rescuer" per sec so maybe the terminology is different but still....since when do you "rescue" an animal and then 5 years later think that because you "rescued" it then, (when it was little, cute, and easier to adopt out) it is ok to dump it now when it is not quite so cute and adoptable? actually when you consider the spraying and biting issues...it is freaking near impossible to re-home now?
does the word "rescue" to the general public translate into the word "temporary?"
how badly did that kitten need "rescuing" compared to the "rescuing" it needs today?
now that i have to say "no, not now" to everyone, all i can do is just get pissed off. geez i wish people would just say it like it is....5 years ago, i got a free and cute little kitten so i thought hey...what the hell...this could be fun. but 5 years later, the cat is unneutered, spraying and aggressive, i have to move and this just ain't so fun and easy anymore.
but no...i get to hear the history revised version...how wonderful art i? and here is every single refabricated detail to convince you to think i am great too.
does it occur to the re-writers of history that we have heard the same crap a thousand times before?
no you are not a fabulous person for kicking that cat out the door. and why the hell did you not turn it over to a responsible rescue in the first place if you were only going to do a piss poor, half assed job and then toss the poor cat away?
honestly....that cat wasn't rescued...it was used for as long as it was convenient...rescuers don't use animals and then toss them away, it is against everything we believe.
i can't re-write that cat's history, right now i can't even help re-write its future...all i can do is tell her to call me in a month and we will see if we then have room.
of course....if she reads this, she probably won't call back....but maybe she will keep her cat (and get the poor sexually frustrated thing neutered.)
i have a freaking headache.