Re: The SPCA has outlived its usefulness
We were absolutely outraged at the uneducated letter from Kristi Davis about Aslan, the dog rescued from Ladysmith.
We have been rescuing dogs for over 27 years and have NEVER had an aggressive, unpredictable rescue dog. Yes, they have come to us extremely traumatized and very timid, but, within a short time of receiving love, nourishment and feeling safe, they blossom into incredibly loving and exceptionally loyal companions.
Dogs don’t cheat, lie or steal. They don’t care where you live, what you look like, how you dress. They are not judgemental nor critical. They only want to give you unconditional love and be loved by their humans.
That is all they ask for. Simple, isn’t it?
Think of the service dogs who protect us in the military and police and therapeutic dogs who help the disabled, veterans and emotionally fragile people. Habitual prisoners, who usually don’t trust anyone, are now training dogs in jail, and, perhaps for the first time in their lives, are receiving love. Both the prisoners and the dogs get a second chance in life!
Yes, we are also very aware of the homeless (our own son, of his own volition, lives on the streets) and food banks, needy pensioners which is why we also donate to the food banks, to thrift shops. We do that as well.
Kristi Davis, you could learn something from animals! Perhaps you should go volunteer at the SPCA to educate yourself. You might be surprised.
Richard and Joan Gordon