Monday, June 17, 2013

In Just One Day

Twelve years ago on June 11, 2001, the No Kill sheltering movement went from the theoretical to the real. As I drove into the parking lot for the first time as the head of the open admission animal control shelter in Tompkins County, New York, an agency which took in all animals for the 10 towns and cities that made up the County, I was met at the front door by a truck driver with five kittens he didn't want. Spaying his cat had not been a priority. And to him, the kittens were no longer "his problem."

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