More Shelter No. 13

RECEIVED Thu., Dec. 1, 2005

Dear Editor,
    Thanks so much for printing the article on the No-Kill Millennium [“What Happened to the No-Kill Millennium?,” News, Nov. 18]; the story needs to be told for everyone to hear. Many of us have done pet rescues over the past 15 years here in Austin, and the situation is out of control. On the one hand we are spending money to euthanize animals, where on the other hand some folks are making money selling them by breeding animals. It is cheaper to just get a dog from someone in Austin who breeds (intentionally or unintentionally) than to get one from TLAC. Supply and demand are reversed. You can, however, drop your dog off to be euthanized for free. You should have to pay to drop it off and receive money to get one out! Are we teaching our children responsibility? There are many of us who really appreciate that the story is finally being told! Great article and very true.
Thanks again,
Dr. Martina Walker
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