Rocky and Spring
Killed July 2008
Have you found a stray cat or kitten and taken him or her to your local pound or shelter trying to help the animal, only to find out later that the facility killed the cat you wanted to save? It’s an easy mistake to make. For decades, these facilities have been urging the public to bring them stray animals, styling themselves as animal “shelters,” “rescue leagues,” and “protection societies.”
But the most comprehensive study to date indicates that over 70% of cats entering U.S. pounds and shelters are killed.
Have you and an animal you tried to help been victims of deception by pounds or shelters? Maybe, like Cynthia and Claude, the couple who tried to save Rocky and Spring, you were personally told at the shelter that the stray you brought in would not be killed. Or maybe you brought a cat to a "no kill" shelter only to learn the animal was later killed. Whatever form of deception you experienced, please share your story with Alley Cat Allies by filling out our testimonial submission form. You can also upload photos and documents to help tell your story.
Through our Lives Count-Secrets Kill Campaign, we are documenting and publicizing the kill-rate statistics. But the cats need you to do your part—tell the story of the animals you tried to save so that they are not forgotten. Tell your story to stop the pounds and shelters from misleading the public and covering up the killing. Tell your story to help bring the killing to an end.
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