Getting Cats back home in Lane County

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Hey Everyone!!! Across the nation the laws protecting cats and regulating them fall short. Shelters and rescue organizations are bursting with cats who seem to need to be rehomed. Many of these cats can be reunited with homes they already have but the effort to make that happen cannot land squarely on the shoulders of the shelters and rescues, changes must be made by the citizens of the communities. Here in Lane County there are regulations out there for the care and treatment of dogs. Unfortunately there are not a whole lot of laws in place to protect cats. We as a community need to step up and care for cats and stop looking at them as a disposable animal or vermin. After running the Lost And Found Pets of Lane County Oregon page on Facebook for several years, I’ve noticed that dogs were not only being returned more but that their posts get shared more. That’s when I started having even more questions about what other trends were happening within our community when it came to getting lost cats back home. I decided to ask our central reporting agency First Avenue Shelter about what we as a community are Continue Reading →

To approve or not to approve… that is the question

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While I lived in Vermont, I had a job interview at the local shelter. I asked them during my interview about their adoption policies. They have an open adoption policy. It went against EVERYTHING that I had been taught in my years of volunteering in rescue organizations. But it made sense at the same time. Yup, I understand why the policies are in place but you may be shooting yourself in the foot if you don’t loosen them up a bit. It’s not like there is a shortage of free animals to get anywhere, so you need to make it EASIER for people to adopt, not harder. This past year, I helped two families find their new fur babies from long distance. Both were denied at the first shelter they went to. Well here is my message to them…. wow you really screwed up. They went on to adopt with a rescue that doesn’t have over bearing polices and strict guidelines. Yup… I know there has to be SOMETHING but some go a bit too far. Both of these pups are in homes that cherish them every single day. They brighten children’s lives and comfort their humans. They are both Continue Reading →

Open Letter to Lane County

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I refuse to allow a bully to bully me any longer. I will not continue my rescue career in fear that someone is going to put their nose where it does not belong and make problems for any rescue that I may be involved with. I will not allow someone who stands behind a lawyer who is ready to find ANY reason and I do mean ANY reason at all to sue someone if that person/organization does not do what they want. That is, in my opinion, what a bully truly is. I will never say their name because well…. they are sue happy!!! But they know exactly who they are and so does EVERYONE ELSE. I am not like that. I will never be like that. This person and their cronies bullied me when I started rescue. I still have EVERYTHING from when you all did that to me. Yes you all used fake names and email addresses to pummel me with hate and spewed so much negative at me it wasn’t funny. Maybe I should post them publicly since you are so proud of your tactics. All because I would not lie to Greenhill and fake adopt a Continue Reading →