In response to the commentary, “Noah’s is not a factory of abuse and neglect” (Sept. 10):
If I was a really good mother to my first two kids, but once I had a third, all of a sudden couldn’t/didn’t provide for them anymore. Am I still a good mother? I don’t think so.
Sure Noah’s may have been a fantastic shelter back in the day, but there is no reason at all why the animals found at the sanctuary should have been in poor condition or lacking food and water. Most shelters have a limit on the amount of animals they can take, based on how much room they have and how many people they have to care for the animals.
If Noah’s owners needed help, they should have found a place for some of their adoptees to go, or perhaps they shouldn’t have taken them in in the first place if they knew that they couldn’t keep up. I’m sure that the owners of Noah’s had great intentions, but so do many animal hoarders who keep hundreds of cats in their unsafe homes.
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Just because you have good intentions does not mean that you have the capacity to do what is best.
Madeline Rydberg, Fresno