December 21, 2010 the City has renewed its contract with Countryside paying them $191,810 for 2011 to handle about 2500 stray animals for the city. That’s about $75 per animal. It is probably a reasonable price.
Stress mounts among animal lovers when statistics reveal that only about half the animals taken in by Countryside survive their stay there.
I think the problem is that we rely on government to deal with the problem of stray animals. Government doesn’t treat human beings humanely. How can you expect better for animals.
The project really should be taken on charitably with volunteers. I am sure there are enough animal lovers out their with deep enough pockets and/or with a little time on their hands to take on the job as a labor of love.
It would be best for the animals, it would be best for all of us, to deal with strays charitably, voluntarily and with affection, none of which are attributes of a government.
1 year ago