We helped at another public shelter this weekend, feeding and cleaning cages for a lot of rabbits, providing medical intervention, and making them more comfortable as we could. These efforts are so discouraging when we consider we wouldn’t want any of our own pets living like this, but to know they have a chance and are at least a little more comfortable than when we arrived makes it worth it. I can’t go into more details about their situation at the moment.
We were able to get the bunnies in the teeny tiny cages into more reasonable accommodations after rummaging through the shelter and patching together what we could. That was the most rewarding activity today for me.
This is the gas chamber, a horrible way to die. Thankfully the shelter recently stopped using this method with domestic animals and is phasing it out for wildlife. I did see several dogs and cats (humanely) euthanized today. It makes me sad that people care so little about their pets that it comes to killing them for lack of space and homes. I just want to make them watch; I want to see if they have any remorse for their convenient excuses.
On the other end of things, new life is always cute and hopeful. Two litters were born today, though not all survived. The rest of the babies face an uncertain future, and probably not one destined to be happy given the circumstances.