Cobb homeless animals are dying daily and in large numbers; during the week of June 19th, 2012, there was an intake of 327 animals at the . Many of those 327 animals were owner turn-ins; the rest were strays or considered wild, such as feral cats. As that horrific week ended, the shelter opened their doors to the start of the next week, only to be confronted with 34 animals turned in during the first hour of operations alone. These numbers are staggering, but typical; and completely unacceptable. There is not enough room at the shelter to house such numbers and frankly, no reason they should be coming through the doors anyway. Because of the way policy stands now, a vast numbers of healthy, adoptable animals and innocent wild animals are destroyed on a daily basis.
This is not something most people want to hear about or think about. It’s simply just too sad and there is nothing that can be done. Ah, but thankfully, that is not so! Cities, counties, and municipalities across the country and around the world are successfully making changes at animal control facilities, and with these changes, thousands of animals are being saved and living full lives. Cobb County can do this too. How can it happen?
Interest must be aroused and belief that change is possible must become the mandate. Mindset is everything…regardless of what you are dealing with. Becoming educated about what is happening, why it is happening, and what can be done to keep it from happening will impassion the movement for change and spur action to be taken.
Without action, the huge number of Cobb homeless animals will continue to die every day. I implore you to take action. Sign this petition that urges the to make necessary changes to current ordinances and policies in our county. Changing these policies and ordinances will keep innocent healthy animals from dying; lost pets will more easily find their way home, and families fallen on hard times will be directed to resources that help them keep their furry family members at home.