Fed up with people who refuse to spay and neuter their animals, people who want someone to wave a magic wand and find a home for their “eight-year-old Rottweiler [who] spent his entire life chained to a tree,” and people who allow their dogs to run loose, leaving others to scoop up “Scooby with a plastic bag,” a frustrated animal control officer posted an off-the-hook “I quit!” rant on Craigslist that’s going viral.
“I wish to god that there was a mandatory spay/neuter law and that the penalty for breaking it was to be forced to spend a day working in the euthanasia room,” writes the shell-shocked shelter worker. “Every dog or cat you carelessly add into this world takes away a home for a dog or cat that is already here. So breeding means killing … so have a good day, executioners! I hope the 50 bucks you made off that puppy sure feels good.”
The ex-ACO goes on to explain that there’s no such thing as a “no-kill” shelter.
I hate to burst your collective bubble … They simply send the unplaceable pets across the street to Animal Control who do the killing for them.
Don’t send another animal control officer over the edge: Always spay or neuter your dogs and cats and urge your friends, relatives, and neighbors to do the same. Support your local open-admission shelter by volunteering to clean the cages, walk the dogs, and play with the cats. And give a hardworking shelter worker a hug.