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Oh, So We're Going to Legally Define "Adoptable" Animals? Yeah, That's Not Smart

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets )

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A Michigan task force seeks to confine a boundless concept. How will this affect shelter populations?

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Ruth C (87)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 8:44 am
Its not fair that animals have no say so about their own live's!!

. (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 10:00 am
I casn only comment on my own experience in dealing with animal control. They are located directly across from my shelter. When you have EXPERIENCED control people, who bring in a dog or cat, they call us over to ask us what we think" Obviously, if the animal is not adoptable due to its aggressive behavior, we don't always have the money to bring in an animal trainer to make a decision - although we have on several occassions.
Adult cats tend to either be extremely aggressive (wouldn't you?), or they are frightened beyond measure. The frightened ones we take. The aggressive ones, we wait a few days, let it relax, try to pet it.
If the cat is feral, it will never respond to a human touch. We try adding it to our feral colony. If it is aggressive there, we neuter it, and release it where it was picked up- usually winding up back in its colony.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 10:32 am
With the population crunch being what it is these policies will likely become commonplace (where not already). When there are adoptable animals waiting at the door, it's not expedient to use valuable space and time on questionable surrenders. If you have the resources it's another story, but the idea is to maximize the number of successful adoptions.

Malgorzata Zmuda (194)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 10:50 am
Wiadomo, że koty najlepiej zachowują się w kochającym domu, nie w schronisku.

Christeen A (447)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 11:06 am
All animals are adoptable to someone. Thank you.

Shirley B (5)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:13 pm
Great! Now we have feline death squads!

Constance F (418)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:42 pm
Thank you Christeen ! Bingo !

michelle t (41)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 2:57 pm
I believe that every animal is adoptable.Humans are the ones with behavioural issues, not animals.

Tamie R (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 3:06 pm
I have an intolerance for some cats, probably because of my allergies. I just have to leave them outside, but for them to become wild in inexcusable. Take the time to take care of them and let them know they are loved. they will take care of you in many ways, killing off rodents that do not need to be around your house and loved ones, and just being a cat.

janet f (29)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 3:43 pm
Sounds like this "committee" will give animal control the ability to just kill more animals because they're "unadoptable". Why do people like this ever want to get involved in the shelter system? They obviously don't want to do what's best for the animals. It's very frustrating.

Beth M (138)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:20 pm
Meaningless jargon that will hurt more pets. EVERY animal is adoptable!

Angelika R (143)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:58 pm
"No list of guidelines is going to be able to take the place of a knowledgeable animal caretakerís judgment call." !
That's it!
(Tamie R.. "...they will take care of you in many ways, killing off rodents that do not need to be around your house and loved ones, and just being a cat. " -Amazing cats that kill off loved ones (that do not need to be around your house) ) lmao .-)

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 5:17 pm
Ridiculous. Every animal is adoptable.

Tammy B (9)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 8:21 pm

Julie F (68)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 9:24 pm

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 9:31 pm
Noted Tks. Cher.... This is soooooo wrong, To bad we can't do that with the bad of the human race, the world would be a better place to live....All these animals need a second chance...

Marie W (67)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 10:45 pm
Useless futile assine idea.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:47 am
Given these standards, how many teenagers are going to be 'adoptable' given some of their behaviours at times...cats are individuals with different issues that they have had to deal with during their life time...if a puppy has been abused while young then there can be behaviour problems that can be overcome by someone with a special touch. A 'definition' of one size fits all never works for pets, teenagers ...or individuals.

Sunday April 7, 2013, 3:01 am
no polite comment...

. (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 4:53 am
this worries me a lot,that it comes to this,thank you

S S (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 5:54 am
Thank you.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:27 am

Sara P (57)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:52 am
Interesting article Cher, thank you.

Carol H (229)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:06 pm
noted, thanks Cher

Susie S. (4)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:16 pm
just another excuse to kill animals!!
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