Sunday, November 30, 2014

Smoke and Mirrors - 2014 Version

I've blogged about the deceptive phrases and language used by Wisconsin shelters in the past. A few years have gone by and although there has been some progress, there is still a long ways to go.

Here are  statements from two Wisconsin animal shelters that show their intent to deceive the public about their practices:

This is a screenshot from the Fox Valley Humane Association website:
Here are the statistics for the years 2011 thru 2013 from the same website:

Sauk County Humane Society seems to have the Pinocchio syndrome also:

In a statement to the public they recently said: 

Yet their 2014 statistics year to date show this: 

As shown in Purple, only 10% of shelter animals are "unadoptable". Is your shelter saything they are saving all "adoptable" pets yet still killing more than 10% of their population? Then something doesn't add up. All healthy, treatable and manageable pets should be saved and national research has shown that this amounts to about 90% of shelter animals.  Here is a graph from the Center for Shelter Dogs: 

Year-end giving is fast approaching. Please only donate to shelters who are being truthful and who mirror your beliefs. These are YOUR community's animals. They deserve better.

Follow these two Facebook pages and support the changes they are trying to bring to their communities:

He who permits himself to tell a lie once finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual.  - Thomas Jefferson

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