Why Rescue a Shelter Animal?
Animals in shelters are in constant danger of being killed, mainly due
to limited space -- although that reality is usually hidden and the
killings blamed on "disease" or "temperament." "Disease" generally
refers to upper respiratory infections in cats and kennel cough in dogs,
both spread by unsanitary conditions and lack of proper ventilation,
and both completely treatable, although NYCACC kills animals instead of
treating them. Temperament tests for dogs are performed under stressful
conditions, and there are no such tests for cats, so they are judged on
the basis of stressful encounters with staff in unfamiliar settings.
Euthanasia is slaughter and ugly!