Monday, February 02, 2015

Sad Incident Reinforces Need for Better Communication, Cooperation Between Rescuers and Govt. Agencies

Recently one of our longtime supporters, Renetta DeBlase, had a home emergency and called the fire department for help. Firefighters helped her stop the water leak, but the visit to her house set in motion an unfortunate series of events where nearly two dozen of her cats were seized by animal control officers; all but one were euthanized.

The Washington Post published a story (link) about the incident, but it unfortunately left out some important details and repeated unfounded negative stereotypes of cat caretakers. So, we wrote a letter to the Post's editor expressing our concerns. Read our letter below to learn more about what happened.