- the mission statement of the AHS being stated as "To engage the hearts, hands and minds of the community to help animals".
- the vision of the AHS being stated as "To compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals."
- AHS allegedly not returning calls to those offering support for the cats
- an AHS representative saying that the cats would be kept for 2-3 weeks for evaluation (this time frame is, I believe, necessary to receive confirmation of ringworm from a laboratory)
Why were they killed in such a perfunctory manner? I am very cynical. Was financial reward involved? Were do the bodies go to? Are they used in a commercial process somewhere? Or was it just a case of too many cats to deal with and the best way was to kill them all without going through all the checks etc. And if so what is the purpose of a rescue center? You tell me.
The story comes from http://www.startribune.com. The news comes from Mike Fry of Animal Ark Shelter, Hastings. But these are not his words, they are mine. I just don't think it is as it seems out there, sometimes. Interestingly, one person thinks there are no feral or abandoned cat population problems (see solutions to cat overpopulation). Are things dysfunctional in the cat world?
Animal Humane Society Minnesota to The Cat should not be Domesticated