why not take the offerred money? we are broke, we need it, so why not take it?
quite simply..it is dirty and it is blood money to assauge human guilt. i don't take dirty money to buy some animal a place in here..that is unfair to all of the ones who actually have no money and need to get in. and i am not willing to participate in human perceptions that enough money can and will clear a guilty slate.
drop them here if you have to but there is no way i will allow you to buy their way in and your feel good way out..that won't ever happen. money is not the cure all for an animal tossed out your door and into our gate.
(the exception to this is other rescues..when they send an animal here, they offer to send money sometimes too...i am not taking money from their vet bills for their animals to pay vet bills here..and i am not taking money to get an animal in....either we can take them in or we can't...a well meant money gift does not make that decision.)
anyone is free to make a donation, any time that they wish..just do not tie it with money strings to any kind of living breathing, in desperate need, animal. i don't like that..it is wrong. i don't pimp saints or animals for cash.
(hah! but i will pimp my hair..it doesn't feel anything!)