"Learning To Love People As Much As Their Pets", January 24th at 2:00 pm at the Dakin Humane Society
We deal with people making assumptions about our work and the people we serve all the time: "people who can't afford a dog shouldn't have one", "poor people are irresponsible dog owners", "people in under-served communities won't spay/neuter their pets", "people just dump their dogs in shelters and don't give a damn what happens to them", "people ...in under-served communities spend all their money on drugs and alcohol instead of taking care of their pets". We could go on and on and on.
What we know after nearly 3 years of being in the trenches working side by side with families in under-served communities is this - your NET WORTH does not equal your PET'S WORTH. We see the tears and agony of people first hand when they are powerless to help their dogs. We see the sacrifices many make to give their pets what they need. We see the love and commitment that endures through hardships and tragedy.
And most of all, what we know is that JUDGEMENT NEVER HELPS A DOG. You can either sit in judgment of a dog owner or you can find a way to help. We're a solution-based nonprofit. We're realists. We deal with less than optimum situations every day. We focus on harm reduction. We can't wave a magic wand and make everything ideal. But we can choose compassion, we can share resources and options. We can give families a way to keep their dogs. And when the time comes for a dog to transition peacefully, because it's the right thing to do, we provide that option as well.
We believe we've developed a high level of trust with our Krusaders. We rarely receive any negative comments on our page. We like to think this is because we go to such painstaking ends to be as transparent as possible about the services we provide, who we provide them to, the quality of the people we provide them to and how we spend our donors money.
What does trust mean? It means trusting us to do the right thing at the right time to the best of our ability and available resources. So THANK YOU to all our Krusaders who trust the work we do implicitly. We simply can't do this work without you.
If you are in the Greater Springfield area and would like to learn more about the Kane's Krusade non-judgmental approach to animal welfare, join our founder, Kim George, for a free seminar "Learning To Love People As Much As Their Pets", January 24th at 2:00 pm at the Dakin Humane Society. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-to-love-people-as-much-as-their-pets-tickets-14978015648