Looks like we made it to another Friday and I know I’m preaching to the choir, but we simply must try harder. That which we want the most always seems just out of reach. And that is the T.G.I.F. for today, The Gotcha Is Frustrating!
You see, I just saw a recent some numbers that were kind of depressing to me:
- Only 24% of all cats that enter shelters are adopted
- Only 25% of all dogs that enter shelters are adopted
That’s really kind of sad, isn’t it? Even more disturbing is that roughly 64 percent of the total number of animals that entered shelters were euthanized — approximately 2.7 million animals in just 1,000 shelters. Unfortunately these numbers are from 1997 as there just isn’t a good reporting mechanism to get the current, true and accurate data as so many shelters do not report the numbers.
We all celebrate the Gotcha Days when they happen and we are just thrilled when they happen. But there are not nearly enough Gotcha Days going around. I know, I know, we all are trying our best to do our part. But purrsonally, I’m going to try to do just a little bit more. Y’all read the Gotcha of Sister Dolly, and her wonderful Gotcha would not have happened if someone had not tried to tell just one more about a critter in need. I just know we can all make a difference, one life at a time, I just know it!
Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!