NEW YORK ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPS
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jul 11, 2012 6:44 PM Last Post By: Aussie_Mzungu
Jul 11, 2012 7:07 AM
NEW YORK ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPSHi
I am travelling to Washington for this conference
and then to New York. I was wondering if someone had a list of animal rescue groups in New York or if they have a different name as I want to visit a shelter when I am there.
Jul 11, 2012 10:14 AM
1Most shelters aren't no-kill, of course. And those that are may vary in practice (e.g., just turning away anmals when they're full, or adopting out without checks on those adopting, or more theoretical, as in seeking to become no-kill through increased spaying/neutering and education). Are you looking specifically for no-kill shelters, or rescue groups (often breed-specific), or anmal welfare groups of various types? I was a volunteer at the Washington Humane Society for years but their shelters are not no-kill. You might contact the Washington Animal Rescue League and the Humane Society of New York as a point of reference since they would likely know of such organizations in NYC. I assume the conference organizers will have info, if not actually reps from NYC.
Jul 11, 2012 11:20 AM
Yeah, see google works really well.
Jul 11, 2012 6:04 PM
3I was hoping some might have experience with an actual shelter.
I know here in Australia the rescue groups mostly do nOT like the rspca (and for good reason imho) so I wont be contacting humane society, or Peta or the main ones.
Some of the community rescue groups work very hard to help find homes for the animals. The words no kill refer to not killing adoptable animals.
So often excuses are made for killing like "medical and behavioural" when it is just killing for conveninece. This is what happens here in Australia, and I assume in the US as well.
Jul 11, 2012 6:06 PM
Jul 11, 2012 6:20 PM
5Make no mistake about it. There is a pet breeding industry preying on and profiting from human kindness. On the other hand not everyone is ready for the responsibilitie that go along with caring for a pet, a dog in particular. Both factors contribute to many pet animals ending up in a shelter. If there is shortage of funds or support in a shelter, public or private, the pets have to be put away. This is just hard reality.
Knowing how we operate with regard to pet animals, I am not sure letting unwanted, uncared for pet animals loose to be strays like other countries isn't a better solution.
Jul 11, 2012 6:33 PM
6But you're going to a "NO KILL CONFERENCE". Surely you would be able to meet up with NY representatives there.
Jul 11, 2012 6:44 PM
7Yes, of course I can webstella, but I want to make arrangements NOW!! It might not be convenient for them for me to just turn up at short notice, hence my post
Thanks for comments jaofeng. I do not beleive it is the harsh reality. It has been allowed to happen for too long and it is a national disgrace that so many animals are killed.
breeders should be REGULATED imho and it should not be so easy for an idiot to put two animals together and call themselves a breeder. this is what happens in australia
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