Issue Date: April 30, 2010
City: North Hollywood, CA
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 10.75
Lucy was a striking Siamese mix, but neglect had left her unrecognizable as the beauty she once was. She was rescued after being left in an abandoned house to fend for herself. With proper care and nutrition, she once again became the alluring Siamese she had been. Adopted by a caring family who had always wanted a Siamese cat, she was spayed and will never again lack the food, comfort, and care she deserves.
Animal shelters exist in virtually every community. Although they may take different forms, they all have one thing in common – overcrowding, and the tragic decisions they must make because of it.
Policies regarding admissions generally fall into two categories. Open admission shelters accept all animals brought to them, either by choice or by law. When the shelter fills, they must euthanize adoptable, healthy animals to make room for new admissions. Nationwide, the average period between admission and euthanasia is three to five days.
Limited admission shelters restrict intake when they are full. Also known as “no-kill” shelters, they keep the cat or dog as long as it takes to find a home, usually around 30 days. No-kill shelters generally have a long list of people waiting to give up pets.