Shockingly, Volunteers Not Happy With City Management of KC Animal Shelter Either!
Now that the city has taken over the operation of the Kansas City animal shelter, from a private operator who was failing miserably, and is saving money and increasing pet adoptions, how do the dedicated volunteers think the city is doing?
Not so well. As I wrote here on March 15:
I have suspicions from reading these articles that there is a core group of animal rights activists involved who will never be satisfied until they get a no-kill shelter, either publicly- or privately-operated — no matter how well it is run.
Sure enough, at the end of the interview in this news story on the KC animal shelter, one of the volunteers (who the city told not to return after she complained about the quality of treatment at the shelter) states that she hopes the city moves in a no-kill direction for the shelter. No matter who is operating the shelter, it seems clear there is a core group of activists who are going to “volunteer” at the shelter and complain about the care – no matter how well it is run – until they get a no-kill shelter.
Whoever is bidding on taking over the shelter operations from the city next month probably is taking this into consideration.