I recently came across this article in The Mail about Cats Protection: link
I think it is absolutely unacceptable that an organisation that purports to be a charity puts profit and the salary of its chief executive above the welfare of animals. Actually, using people's charitable donations to pay some useless figurehead is tantamount to fraud.
I used to donate £6/month to CP, and needless to say, I have cancelled my support.
It's fine to have a well known person as a patron of such charities, but it should be a strictly voluntary and unpaid position.
The so-called chief executive of Cats Protection, Peter Hepburn (on his £100k salary) is staggeringly arrogant. From that article, he said: "In an organisation as large as ours, there are bound to be one or two who are unhappy with things."
Oh that's all right then. Never mind all the perfectly healthy cats you have killed unnecessarily. What a total b@stard.
I support smaller cat rescue centres that are run by volunteers whose 'salary' is the joy at rescuing homeless cats and kittens and rehoming them.
That's what we've always done too. When Linda was running PARRT (which she founded herself 30+ years ago) every penny went towards the animals and she took nothing for herself. It's just as well her husband worked away so much for months on end as the house and garage were used as a storage area for donated foods, bedding, stuff for the shop and, most importantly, various recovering kitties or babies
I won't give to the big charities now because it's just obscene to give such huge salaries to directors etc I always donate to local small ones like Alexa's Animals and Safe Homes And Kindness (SHAK).
Its not just animal charities it seems anywhere there is money involved usually there is someone not doing what they are suposed to i dont know how many times i have asked the ispca how many healty animals they have killed over the last year nobody will tell me this is supposed to be no cruelty to animals from what i can see they the animals stand a better chance of life left to smaller places that really care for them but these smaller places find it so hard to keep going with no help no funding and the huge volume of animals that they are given every year because owners dont seem to understand about neutering etc ok there can be people that need a hand up when life gets tough but its usually animals that have beem DUMPED the flood thes family operated shelters i know i get help from laspa from time to time but thats not ispca they are affilated to each other but seem to be a gathering of smaller shelters so sorry for the long posting but i have little time for big charities
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: Music and Cats
caz2golden: On walk today saw a dead branch hanging from a tree over a road. Probably been there a while but have not noticed before! Who do you report it too, tree would be owned by whoever has the field but the branch is over highway?
Sept 5, 2017 20:21:08 GMT
lotsofcats: I would report it to the local council's highway department.
Sept 6, 2017 12:51:54 GMT
caz2golden: sick of poor weather
Sept 10, 2017 14:09:19 GMT
scallywag: chucking it down here
Sept 11, 2017 13:00:00 GMT
caz2golden: Had the drizzle etc yesterday, today was windy which has blown a load of young Manx Shearwaters onto the beaches Dumped a load on the beach cleaner (think we were up to 10 birds) and then I found another so took that to a place of safety!
Sept 11, 2017 16:20:30 GMT
alfiemummy: I've been very lucky today - it chucked it down but only during my lunchtime!
Sept 11, 2017 17:19:03 GMT
scallywag: That was when I got soaked thru thunder hail and lots of heavy rain , Beau was dragging me home LOL
Sept 12, 2017 19:15:41 GMT
lotsofcats: We had very high winds during the night and I slept through it all but if Kobi had barked just once I would immediately be awake.
Sept 13, 2017 12:49:30 GMT
caz2golden: We had the same here Lotsofcats, except I was awake for fair part of it. We had intermittent power cuts too. Felt sorry for the raw pet food delivery man the next morning who was probably coming across a lot of downed trees etc.
Sept 15, 2017 11:07:04 GMT
caz2golden: Frustrating here today, one moment looks lovely but before you have chance to go out it is overcast and drizzling again. Must find weather window for a dog walk!
Sept 15, 2017 11:08:13 GMT
scallywag: It was lovely and sunny here till 2pm then just as I was also getting ready to take Beau out it chucked it down and still is My washing did manage to get dried thou
Sept 15, 2017 14:41:31 GMT
caz2golden: Was ok here today. Dogs enjoyed zoomies session on grass at end of lead walk today, even Sophie tried to join in, making me have to run to encourage her to run too! Madness! Only sorry I could not video it.
Sept 18, 2017 22:17:57 GMT
scallywag: Me toooo would like to see you running about Caz
Sept 19, 2017 10:38:25 GMT
caz2golden: Should have seen me today trying to keep Sophie on course on the beach! lol
Sept 19, 2017 20:00:24 GMT
caz2golden: Back to being drowned rat at work! Now home and warming up.
Sept 20, 2017 14:05:39 GMT
scallywag: What about today Caz it looked to be very wet over there in the West , we have had sunshine here with a breeze , clouding over now but then we are due rain around 5pm onwards
Sept 21, 2017 14:18:37 GMT
scallywag: Did you all get my PM ?
Sept 21, 2017 14:19:00 GMT