Letter: Surrender pets when shelter is open by Anna Kazda
When workers arrived at the Oneida County Humane Society Adoption Center one morning last week, they discovered a sealed kitty litter bucket in the front entryway. It didn’t feel heavy enough to contain litter, so they opened it up. Inside were two little gerbils, both frozen to death. Our entryway is not heated, and the gerbils must have been left there overnight. Also, there were no air holes in the bucket.
We are heartbroken and angry. Animals deserve better than this. If you need to surrender a pet, please come when we are open, noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. If you cannot afford the surrender fee, we will work with you.
Please respect your pets enough to give them a chance for a good life. That’s why we’re here.
President, Oneida County Humane Society