LETTER: Animal rescues do wonderful work

Re: Kittens abandoned outside Sooke museum (News, Nov. 10).

It was six years ago when your paper helped us expose the sad reality of cats dying by the dozens in our area. Your support gave us hope, it made us believe that from that the day on things would change.

Six years later, we are still appealing for compassion from those in power. Six years later, and after we have rescued, spayed/neutered/vaccinated and found homes for nearly 500 cats, we are still getting stabbed in the back by the Capital Regional District’s Animal Care Services.

However, the worst part of this betrayal is not just the CRD’s mandate is not the same as an animal rescue, it is the unhealthy competition against us.

As animal rescuers, we devote our lives to save animals distressed and we pay for all the medical procedures from own pockets. The CRD receives $81,438 from Sooke and its job is to control animals.

In other words, the fact the manager of the CRD’s Animal Care Services suggest readers adopt animals only from pet stores, the BCSPCA or the CRD because the animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated implies animal rescues we do take good care of the animals.

It is a derogatory comment to undermine the serious and wonderful work animal rescues do.

Margarita Dominguez, Sooke

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