by Michelle “ex-parker paws volunteer” Kays –
If the average citizen visits the municipal (i.e.; tax-payer funded) Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter and sees a cute dog or cat they’re interested in, they’re likely to use their cell phone to take a photo to share with their friends and perhaps post on a social media site. So why are volunteers stopped by shelter staff and told they can’t photograph adoptable pets at the shelter and share on Facebook for potential adopters? This seems like harrassment, unless they’ve started a new policy of collecting all cell phones and cameras from visitors to the shelter. What exactly is their Mission Statement? Why wouldn’t a shelter’s mission statement include encouraging adoptions for the homeless pets? Shelters across the U.S. are posting their dogs in hopes of them making it out alive….why is this shelter so opposed to it……what are they afraid of?
Incidentally, don’t go to the Weatherford/Parker County Animal “Shelter” with thoughts of adopting any of these cute little puppies. These adoption ready puppies were part of the 30+ puppies that were killed at the animal “shelter” days before Christmas. Why were they killed? Was it because: