A few years ago, I was soundly scolded by a good friend for featuring a notorious "kill shelter" in an ongoing "adopt a shelter cat month" series of featured shelters around the U. S. My response echoed my feelings then, (which are pretty much the same today), that while we might deplore the conditions at some shelters, the solution is not to turn our collective backs on them, but to support the selfless volunteers who are doing all they can to improve conditions, and to make life a little better for those cats that faced an almost guaranteed death.
It would be an understatement to say that this is a hotly-debated subject. Just this morning I happened upon an About.com Cats Forum discussion wherein one member rejoiced that her local shelter had changed to "no-kill," while other members questioned which is really better. Both sides had valid arguments and voiced them with calm yet respectful language.Vote in the Poll, then
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