The Fayetteville Animal Shelter – a safety net for irresponsible pet owners

My mother recently passed away leaving three beautiful, well love cats behind. Her vet recommended some local rescue groups, all of which were unfortunately full. I knew I didn’t want to list the cats in the paper or on Craigslist due to some of the scary situations I’ve read about in papers of people who treat their “free” pets very poorly. My next option was the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. Because they have a very active adoption program and were recommended to me by the local rescue groups and Humane Society, I thought they would be a good fit for my mom’s kitties. Unfortuntely, the Fayetteville Animal Shelter told my brother over the phone that it does not take adult cats. They do take kittens, though, and judging by their website, they take lots and lots of kittens.

Is the Animal Shelter a Fayetteville funded safety net for irresponsible pet owners? Can I put off getting my pet fixed only to have litters and litters of kittens to drop off at the Animal Shelter? Can a responsible pet owner not pass away without having to worry about her beloved pets getting picked up out of the classifieds of the local paper? It seems as though the money I’ve been donating to the Shelter as well as the tax dollars that the City of Fayetteville direct to the shelter have been going to support the wrong kind of programs. For this reason, I will redirect my donations to other rescue groups that will help out those who actually need it instead of those who are just irresponsible

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “The Fayetteville Animal Shelter – a safety net for irresponsible pet owners

  1. I'm so sorry about your situation! I can't imagine what you're going through. My only suggestions with the cats is to list them on Craigslist, but ask a fee (say it's to cover expenses you've paid for the pets, because technically you can't "sell" animals on craigslist), and ask that the possible owner be willing to give references, or background check (to check for animal abuse charges). That will usually weed out the people who don't really care about animals. Good luck!

  2. idyll hands says:

    Oh – the fee is a good idea. That would steer away the creepies. Thanks!

  3. Heidi says:

    this is really unfortunate 😦 I am sorry to hear you lost your mom.

  4. Oh wow, I'm so sorry to hear that the shelter isn't going to work out… but you might consider CraigsList again… my mom adopted her little guy from Craigslist and I was really impressed to see that the lady who was giving away her late MIL's dog, was screening those she meet to find the right new owner, my mom happened to be a perfect fit, so it was great.I haven't done any other transactions via Craigslist yet, but it might be worth a try to set up a meeting with a few potential people and see how it goes. Not everyone out there is a bad guy, just the jerks that are giving the rest of us a bad name. ♥good luck however you do it… I hope the kitties find loving homes.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog2016 - Hey Porkchop!

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

a tiny rocket

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Dress This Nest

Using what I know about fashion, to wardrobe my home

Southern Bite

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Magnolia Market

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

ashleyannphotography.com

Just another WordPress.com site

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Poppytalk

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

whichgoose.

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

(Inside A Black Apple)

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

The Vanilla Bean Blog

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

The Tart Tart

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

The Pancake Princess

Clean eats and bakes with a side of pancakes.

molly yeh

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Local Milk Blog

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Flourishing Foodie

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Adventures in Cooking

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Create / Enjoy

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Run Daniella Run!

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Will Run for Pasta

living and loving -- and eating!! -- in the pacific northwest

Vintage Portland

A photo blog exploring Portland's past through historical images.

Life Made Lovely

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Amanda k. by the Bay

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Young House Love

DIY Home Decorating Projects, Tutorials, & Shenanigans

A Thousand Threads

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Making Nice in the Midwest

I'm just a thrifty gal who wears hats, makes crafts, and lives a creative life in Ohio

Oh Happy Day!

Just another WordPress.com site

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

natalie creates

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

the pretty little fiber co.

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

tend

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Everything and a Racehorse

I'm a boot cut girl in a skinny jeans world

Mindless Wanderings

Capturing the small moments in a full life

The Made Thing » Languages » English

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

And Now Ladies And Gentlemen

Thoughts and musings from a girl searching for the spotlight...

The Pioneer Woman

Plowing through Life in the Country...One Calf Nut at a Time

Homesick Texan

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

sweetfineday

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Smile And Wave

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Posie Gets Cozy

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Making it Lovely

A design blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so.

Junque Rethunque

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

A Beautiful Mess

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL