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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I'm not sure that I believe that drowning wasn't painful for the kitten, because I know it swallowed water and from my own experience it burns terribly, but I do hope that it wasn't as horrible as it looked.
I'm going to read the articles you guys gave me, for my peace of mind in knowing other solutions if nothing else. I guess that part of being involved with animals is the 'ugly' part where sometimes you ARE faced with terrible situations and few options. And I should be prepared for that, to be fair to the animal that is suffering.
Thank you all very much for your kind words. I still feel guilty about it and I probably always will, but I think I would have felt worse if I had done nothing. And Smrobs...you are absolutely right. I would much rather feel terrible for what I did, even if it was the correct thing to do, than to feel numb or careless about it as everyone else so obviously did.
I just can't imagine not valuing life, even of an animal. How could you be so cruel or detached that you don't care about the fact that you are sending an animal into pure torture?
On another aspect of all of this, I'm so saddened right now. I used to love where I lived. After really involving myself though, I've come to realize just what a terrible, terrible place this is. Especially for animals. The person who injured poor, beautiful Kenzie, whoever abandoned that little stallion with a broken leg, and now people I've known and trusted to give me advice...being the ones bringing the suffering to animals? I just don't understand it. Before Kenzie I thought that were I worked was heaven on earth. I didn't see the behind the scenes of every day work on the farm. And now that I do...I'm horrified. Surely not every place is like this? I'm beginning to question whether or not I even want to find another place to volunteer in my area.
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be in your journey, but not all of
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