I’m Back. It’s been months. The actions of MCACC spur me on, not to mention I have more hours free at the moment. Might as well put them to good use.This is in response to MCACC telling a local group that it was too much trouble to help them have offsite adoption events featuring county dogs.
Dear MCACC shelter director,
Last time I looked you were still killing a lot of animals EVERY DAY. There are lots of people that want to stop this, as I’m kind of sure you kind of do as well, as long as it doesn’t cost you any money. Fact is, to stop killing animals it means putting programs in place to do so. This occasionally might mean a bit of inconvenience on the part of yourself and your employees. But you know, I’m sure that the act of saving more lives will motivate your employees to spend a little extra time helping to put these programs in place and to work with willing volunteers. Volunteers are the lifeblood of any successful shelter, and who wouldn’t want to be successful? After all, a success rate of 50-60 percent is pretty unacceptable , isn’t it? Anywho, you presently have PAWS volunteers willing to compromise and work with you to bring animals out to the public, which is the only way they’ll be adopted because your business has never hired someone who knows how to market the animals in your care.
Recently you had an adoption event cancelled because of a lack of volunteers. I somehow don’t understand how a facility with over 600 volunteers couldn’t come up with a few for whatever event this was. A few volunteers willing to save lives. Could it be that there is not adequate communication with the volunteers? Some years ago I sat in the adoption bus for 3 hours as a volunteer while the bus burned up gas with at least 15 adoptable animals, and one adopter showed up. Of course, the fact that the bus was there was never publicized. Who wouldn’t want to volunteer for that again?
Anyway, since you no longer want to work with groups to do offsite adoptions of MCACC animals, I’m sure next time the kill statistics for MCACC come out you can once again say “There’s nothing we can do” (quoting Rodrigo Silva from a 12 news video) when you are killing 93 animals a day during puppy/kitten season.