Shelter directors are just people. With strengths and flaws and personalities and baggage. Shelter directors come and go. They retire, get fired, move, change jobs or professions, have babies, or burn out and lose interest in saving lives.
What we need in America are laws and policies that protect our nation's shelter animals regardless of who is in charge. We need laws that will require shelter management to implement programs that will save lives rather than end them. Almost weekly we hear of a shelter that quickly starts to regress or improve with a change in management. We cannot blindly trust shelter management to always have the animals' best interests at heart. They may be gone tomorrow and we'll be back to square one.
This is why we need strong laws like CAPA (Companion Animal Protection Act) to pass in every state. To protect our community's animals. Regardless of who the director is.
Currently the following bills are moving through the legislature. If you live in one of these states please take action by clicking the links below:
Florida HB497 Saves Shelter Animals Lives
Maryland Companion Animal Protection Act HB0876
Virginia Senate Bill 1381
It might be more worthwhile if we stopped wringing our hands and started ringing our congressmen. ~Author Unknown