Olga is absolutely right too! A No Kill Nation is possible and it will save the homeless animals!! It doesn't require shutting down breeding, it requires revamping the shelter system which is run as an animal killing industry not an animal adoption industry.
I hope to see more letters from our wonderful kitten buyers. We desperately need your help!! Thank you so much, Olga!!
Letter from Olga & her family:
We're writing to you as happy owners of Siberian cat that we've purchased last year from Pendraig Siberian Cats cattery in Texas.
We've selected this cattery after a careful research. The reason we approached a cattery and not a shelter is simply because our son has severe allergies from most of the animals including cats, and we were forced to narrow down on the only hypo-allergenic cat breed - Siberians.
We're very happy with our choice since we've received the non allergenic animal and our son doesn't display any signs of allergies. We're also very appreciative of the fact that we've received from Pendraig cattery a well socialized, potty-trained, and extremely healthy kitten. In addition, we continue to keep in contact with our breeders, they answer any of our questions regarding care for our cat and give us all of the assistance and advice we might need.
We would like to let Texas Senators know that we believe that this bill is unacceptable! It discriminates unfairly against responsible breeders like Pendraig Siberian Cats. We're very much oppose of the bill that regulates the right of any individual to own or breed an intact animal.
In addition we believe that if you want to help lower euthanasia rates, that a NO KILL State is possible! You should probably consider to put in place the reforms to shelters and animal control policies as recommended by the No Kill Advocacy Center!
We would also like to point your attention to the fact that this measures might increase the abandonment of pets and cause shelters to be flooded with dogs and cats as people cannot afford to comply with the outrageous fees and fines! ASPCA is officially OPPOSED to Mandatory Spay and Neuter! ASPCA also says that mandatory spay neuter measures do not work.
Our family strongly oppose legislation that infringes on the rights of Americans to own and raise animals.
We live in New Jersey and were planning to visit Texas. However we're outraged of the prospect of passing this bill, and won't be visiting Texas should you pass the bill!
Olga Natanzon, Dr. Victor Natanzon, & two sons.
English Town, NJ