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Drop Box at NC Animal Control Working as Dump for ‘Unwanted’ Animals

 

We currently live in a high speed society. Everyone wants everything to happen instantly without any effort or responsibility. Think NC SHELTER DROP BOXabout it. We have drop boxes to return DVDs, drop boxes to make deposits into our bank accounts, and drop boxes to return library books.

But what about a drop box to dispose of unwanted animals? As crazy and unbelievable as it sounds, it actually does exist in Rutherford, NC at their local Animal Control.

So let’s just say Rutherford County, NC citizen John Doe decides he is tired of taking care of Fido or Fluffy. He gets into his vehicle and drives over to the convenient Animal Control building and shoves his unwanted but still loving and trusting pet through a hole in the side of the building. They are conveniently marked “Dogs Only” and “Cats Only”. Kind of like two trash cans side by side, one marked “Recyclables” and one marked “Trash”.

However, let’s examine this whole drop box method through the eyes of Fluffy and Fido. They get into a vehicle fully trusting their master not to do anything to harm them and then find themselves driven to a frightening, unfamiliar environment. As they walk toward the building, they can hear barks, howls, and meows of distress emanating from a hole in the side of the building. Fluffy and Fido become resistant, filled with terror at what their own fate may hold for them. They look to their beloved master, begging to be taken back home and not forced into this frightening environment. But with one good shove, the compassionate, responsible master sends his pet tumbling into the hole and calmly walks away, ignoring the pitiful cries and yelps coming from the dungeon-like environment.

So what happens next to the animal that finds himself/herself on the other side of the hole? They suddenly find themselves in a cramped, smelly, filthy pen with other dogs or cats like themselves. Imagine all of these animals falling all over each other, the injuries it causes, especially to the elderly or those already injured. Not to mention the fights that would break out when having so many scared animals crammed into one small space. How many animals may not live until morning when the “workers” arrive to “deal with them”?

This method is totally unacceptable and inhumane and could best be described as lazy, irresponsible, antiquated, and mindless. To think this operation is actually supported by tax-payer’s dollars. Not even Steven King or Wes Craven at their best could compete with this real life atrocity.

The bottom line is a drop box is no place for an animal or any living thing. Eventually if this mentality is allowed to continue in Rutherford, NC, their next step will be a drop box at local hospitals for unwanted children.

This is something that needs to be fixed now! You can help to put an end to this draconian, inhumane practice by following the below link and contacting every public official in Rutherford, NC:

http://www.rutherfordton.net/electedofficials.html

Let them know what you think of them encouraging people to dump their animals like garbage.

“A small body of determined spirits, fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission, can alter the course of history.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

About the Author

Denise Carey-Costa has been a lifelong advocate for animals. She has written numerous children’s books promoting kindness and compassion for all creatures and raising awareness for the plight of unwanted animals. Denise tours with her books to schools and libraries teaching the importance of spaying and neutering your pets, adopting a shelter pet and how to report animal cruelty. Visit Amazon.com and all other book retailers to see books written by Denise Carey-Costa.

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