It didn't pass but we tried and his family was and is grateful that I initiated something like this, so yes Raspberri Elisa (herself a dog handler and lead trainer in our house) and I truly value everyone here spreading the Word. Who among Kristina's friends has ever engaged in these pursuits? Few, if any..... And that is large part because they are too busy attacking my partner and me, for shame for shame. Follow along at Watchdogfordog FB.
A word about Devore Animal Shelter and Kristina Robinson, or Kristina Amlak as she now calls herself to help hide from search engines in my opinion.
Anyway, In the first instance nobody needs more cats from California in the way of retail rescue. To wit, licensed local rescues have many deserving kittens and cats right here:
Everett Shelter 14
Camano Shelter 16
Seattle Humane 70
Seattle Shelter 32
Motley Zoo 14
Whisker Cut 24
"Retail rescue is a bid deal. It helps spread diseases and there are plenty of real live rescues right here in Greater Seattle."For example, NPR reports on a similar phenomenon with dogs:
A well-known California rescue outfit had this to offer:
We have strict policies about requiring applications, screening of applicants, contacting references cited on the application and home/facility checks. We're not about to place the cats we work so hard to save into the hands of anyone who may do them any kind of harm. Devore Shelter, however, isn't so diligent. While they do have an application for rescue partnership if you're a 501c3, they primarily just check for validity on the 501c3. As for people who visit the shelter to pull animals or adopt them, they only require a drivers license to do it. They don't do any kind of home check on adopters. They will run their names to see if they have any citations or convictions for animal cruelty or abuse but, beyond that, not much more. And even if someone does have a history, on Facebook, it seems anyone can manage to find a group or other person to pull animals for them at Devore or any other shelter - and people do without really knowing anything about the person they're handing the animal off to. Why people don't do their due diligence when they profess to care about animals to the point of going so far as to do that for a third party is really beyond me. For some, it seems all that matters is getting the animal out of the shelter and far away from the euth needle... but some place the animals in far scarier circumstances because they just don't bother to really scrutinize the people they're handing the animals off to.