One major policy that has been sparking ethical conflict is a “No kill” policy that has been recently enforced by the SPCA. The “No kill” policy is explained as a shelter in which animals are only euthanized when they are selected as unadoptable either because they are suffering from an untreatable medical condition or have behavior problems that cannot be resolved. These conditions would be too risky to send home with a new family and are best treated by the SPCA.
Another name for this policy is “No Euthanasia for Space” which is another way to state that no animal will be killed just because they need more space for other animals in the shelter. The Human Society has also agreed to this policy of “No Kill and No Euthanasia for Space” which makes be very excited to know that animals are being killed just to eliminate the overpopulation issue in the world.
Last week I was looking at many places to adopt a new kitten that were around where I live. I went to Petsmart, looked on Craigslist, SPCA, and the Humane Society. I went and looked at the kittens that Petsmart had, but they were $95 just for the adoption fee. So then I went back home and continued to look on Craigslist, but did not agree with their policy which I read in this article on www.ReportYourComplaint.com.
I was a registered email subscriber to the SPCA and I had received an email that they were having adoption fees for $17.76 for a July 4th weekend special. I then decided to take a trip there that Saturday and there was a line that extended all the way around to the side of the building. When I had got inside to the front desk, I was asked to fill out the paperwork for what I wanted to adopt. They had reviewed the information and then signed me in and told me that the wait time to see an adoption counselor was 3 hours, but that was short compared to the 6 hour wait that many others had that signed in after me.
As I was waiting for the pet adoption counselor, I had taken a walk in the back room to see some of the kittens and I deeply fell in love with a kitten named Star. She was perfect and was the cutest kitten I had ever seen so I was very hopeful I was able to adopt her. After I had waited for about 3.5 hours, I was called up to the adoption counselor desk and was interviewed. When all the questioning was finished, the counselor told me that I was able to adopt star! I was so happy and couldn’t wait to hold her in my arms.
Then all I had to finish was finalizing the paperwork and letting them know what vet I was taking her too. I had let them know that I was taking her to Banfield and applying for their Wellness Plan. I was then walking out I was then walking out with Star and on my way home with a kitten whose life I knew I could make 100 times better than what she was living through.
I would recommend anyone looking into adopting any animal to look into the SPCA due to their ethically, morally, and righteous mind they have for animals. I absolutely love the SPCA because of the medication they provide for you to take home with the kitten, even though they ask for a donation that you may be willing to donate. I have always donated to supplies and money to provide the support that all the animals need to even live every day.