Both Fancy and little 'no name' are dead tonight. We cannot do anything to bring them back. We have been receiving much support from all over, but a couple of the locals who have dealings with this shelter have warned us to back off, to not rock the boat or 'it won't be good for rescue'. Killing innocent animals is criminal enough, but to use the animals in these shelters as some sort of sick bartering tool is worse than wrong. In fact, it reeks of the kind of evil Salinas native John Steinbeck spent his life writing about.
Steinbeck said “I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one . . . . Humans are caught—in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, and in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too—in a net of good and evil... and it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue is immortal.”
What happened to Fancy and 'no name' is inexcusable. Whether or not the shelter erred, two animals who had a place to go are lying cold and dead tonight. Until these shelters begin to respect these animals as living beings, our work is not near done.
Please consider joining our group NoKillCali. We are a group of caring individuals who wish to put an end to needless suffering and death.