Jordan: Is it hard to relinquish these cute fur balls for adoption?
Charlotte: Yes, as I cry each time I return animals I've fostered but I've decided that I can either adopt them all, which is not a reality, or foster some of them and know that Best Friends will find them a loving forever home for them.
Jordan: Does Best Friends have a tracking program to ensure the animals are provided with life long care?
Charlotte: Yes, they make sure that each animal is micro-chipped and so if ever an animal is returned anywhere, it will be found and brought back to Best Friends to either get adopted again or live out their days with the Society. People returning animals to shelters is one of my biggest frustrations in life. These companion animals should be viewed as nothing less than your child. period. If you move or have a baby, would you give away your loyal child? If your child gets older, do you then abandon them?
And, anyone who doesn't spay or neuter is, simply, helping more animals be put down as there are not enough homes for them all. And, I'm talking about healthy, sometimes young, sometimes pure-bred animals... killed. I think owners need to take more responsibility. All these animals want to do is to love us forever, unconditionally.