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Confessions of a Euthanasia Technician

We do it because we care

Kitten season – the warm times of year – is when we get kittens at the shelter in droves. And yes, they have to be euthanized. There are not enough homes for the literally dozens that we get each day. But what really gets me are the people who let their cats have one litter so that their kids can experience it, and then they bring us the kittens when they are weaned. Every time I get some clueless parents walk in to drop off a box of kittens saying, “Oh we just wanted the kids to experience the miracle of life”, I always want to just say, “Oh yeah? Did you want the kids to walk the kittens back to the Euthanasia Room with me so that they can experience the miracle of death?”. If I had a dollar for every person who dropped off kittens with that excuse – I could spay/neuter cats across the nation!

-anonymous, California

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