“Operation Blankets of Love” website tells us it “is an award-winning non-profit 501(c)3 public charity” and that Eileen Smulson founded the organization because, “I wanted to make sure every homeless pet had warmth and comfort by having a blanket to snuggle in while they were waiting to be adopted into a loving forever home.”
Most postings by animal rescuers and activists are slathered with phrases like, “saving precious lives,” “finding forever homes” and “speaking for the voiceless,” so immediately the image of the animal-rights’ equivalent of Mother Teresa pops into mind.Boy, were we wrong! Looks like the “arms” that comfort distressed shelter animals have changed dramatically.
That's one of the problems these days is the misconception that when someone says they rescue animals, immediately people think that they are the salt of the earth. Nothing could be further from the truth. Fact is that humane work attracts a lot of warped minds, egos, abusers, etc. Actions speak much louder than words and the actions of these activists speaks loads that they aren't doing this to save lives, their actions are taking lives.
Without naming those who may be Eileen’s targets, I learned from shelter staff and her own YouTube video that the founder of Operation Blankets of Love is upset that the shelter cannot promise blankets she wants to provide will be used throughout this municipal shelter’s kennel.
While the image of animals curled up on soft blankies is appealing, the reality is that they are often ripped into shreds and ingested by the animals. Blankets are also often the cause of violent fights in which dogs are seriously injured. The Devore shelter, I’m told, also uses a septic pump which can become clogged by pieces of the blankets, causing the animal waste to back up into the kennels.
Denial of emergency room visits from dogs eating blankets only means dogs dying a painful death. Devore isn't staffed 24 hours a day. Those blankets are to stroke the ego of this Smulson, that's all.
The official statistics show that 8 of the 12 shelters serving this county euthanize MORE than the Devore shelter. So, why is Devore being targeted?
That's the question I want answered too, WHY DEVORE?