Was talking with a friend, and made the point again that we cat ladies can't 'do it all' no matter how hard we try and how much (like everything) we give up. My frustration finally resulted in action: I have spoken with my local county supervisor, and called our incredible Mayor Gayle McLaughlin (City of Richmond, CA) whom I have the pleasure of knowing. Don't get me started on how great she is! Green Party, visionary, compassionate, radical in the best sense...and am meeting with her Monday to talk about more and better public sector care for our domestic animals. Richmond has plenty of poor folks, many of whom are not able to care for their animals as they would like to. The city has lots of homeless animals as well. I want to point our what I see as the elephant in the room: the killing of our 'surplus' , homeless, or unwanted animals. this killing is simply not acceptable. No excuses. It would be considered absurd and obscene to apply the same reasoning to our dealings with homeless children. (that killing them is somehow unavoidable; the best we can do)
I'll give the mayor a copy of Nathan Winograd's fine book Redemption: the Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America. It's listed on my Resources page on the site here. Going upstream! At last!