Monday, February 11, 2013


It also appears that Washington is still euthanizing while California continues to dump their unwanted pets on that state.

PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Executive Director Mark Hufford delivered powerful testimony this week on behalf of a spay/neuter bill currently under consideration by the Washington State Legislature. The bill seeks to reduce animal overpopulation and lower the need for euthanizing healthy dogs and cats in overcrowded shelters by providing low-cost or free spay/neuter services to low-income people throughout the state. It is estimated that over 30 percent of Washington residents are living below the poverty line.

Aren't these activists pulling dogs from CA with the excuse that there is a shortage in the NW? Doesn't appear to be so. Best Friends is dumping the LA City shelter dogs so they can look good enough to steal yet another of the new shelters in LA. It's all an agenda, it has nothing to do with saving shelter lives.

Hufford asked both committees to imagine the hearing rooms stacked from floor to ceiling with cages containing the dead animals that are euthanized in our state each week because of animal overpopulation. He described the agony that many animal rescue providers face each day holding healthy dogs and cats, looking in their eyes, and euthanizing them simply because there is no room for them in shelters, especially underfunded ones in the state’s more rural eastern and southern areas. Hufford went on to suggest that the legislators would pass the bill without hesitation if they themselves had to do the work of euthanizing healthy animals. “You are requiring by your inaction a morbid reality and a nightmare,” he said. This is the fourth time Hufford and many others involved in animal welfare in our state have testified on behalf of similar bills brought to the legislature since 2009.

What is being done is immoral and unethical and it is done in the name of No Kill. God only knows what is happening to the dogs being pulled from Devore. I do know some are being given to a woman who is banned from Devore. The "activists" coming after Devore are the ones who gave pets to the infamous hoarder Cindy Bemis. In other words, they don't care about the pets, what happens to them, they only care to pat themselves on the back. Agenda, they have an agenda and it is not saving shelter lives.


  1. Very well written. I really like the part where you describe shelter workers and other rescue people agonizing over having to euthanize animals. A lot of people think that they like to do it. For me I worked in shelters and I have had to hold these animals, and I hated having to do it. Your point in having the legislators having to euthanize is great. The saying walk in someone else's shoes.

  2. Bottom line

    Until spaying and neutering increases, and breeders are licensed and held accountable so we don't have these backyard breeder puppy mill factories spewing out dogs, then this OVERPOPULATION diaster will continue

    Breeders got No Kill to ignore spaying and neutering so breeders could keep making money with no regulation

    Will rescuers be the dupes of breeders and let them get away with that?


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