Update on Rooster - I did not hear the rooster this morning. But not hearing it made me wonder: Did it die? I don't have a clue. Because, of course, I never did hear from animal control like it was promised to me that I would. I have lost faith in what little resources we supposedly have here in Rochester when it comes to animals in neglect or cruelty cases. I specifically asked the operator to have them call me, twice, and she reassured me, twice, that they would. This is not the first time either. I used to have a friend in this department, and she used to call me, but either she is not there any more and there is a new officer, or they just dont' like me because I report things that I find disturbing when it comes to animals. This officer was actually the star of my very first post when I started this blog in 2008. This is very disappointing to me - I KNOW they are busy. No question, but take the minute to call.
Now, granted, I can see how they might have snickered when I called two years ago about a raccoon 'stuck' in a second story window of a garage. In hindsight, learning more about raccoons as the years passed, I realized they can get into anything and pretty much get out of what they got into.
Regardless, there have been cases where I've asked them to call me back, but they didn't, and that disturbs me. Did they even bother to go over there - for a rooster?
Same goes for the NET officer that never called me back, after I left THREE messages for him. They just don't care. And I am not some crazy person - they know I am sane, but that I have a passion for these animals and their welfare. So no excuse.
UPDATE ON PEANUT BUTTER EVERYONE. NOW THIS IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT... THIS IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO, EVERY.... SINGLE.... DAY.... FOR THESE SWEET INNOCENT HOMELESS CATS OUT THERE IN OUR CITY (the following was received by Peanut Butter's new momma):
"I hope and pray that Krissy finds a home. She sounds like a really special dog, even though some one would have to be willing to bear the expense of her medications, poor little girl. There are so many wonderful hearts out there that I think she will find some one. I was thinking about you this morning, Janine, being out there feeding all those cats in this vile weather. I do not know how you do it, and I can imagine it is wear and tear on your stress levels, along with the three extra cats in your home. I also think about the cats who don’t have a Janine to give them food each morning. and at the dogs left outside!! If you tried to rescue that rooster, would it be in the early hours? I would love to help in some way or another, but how? That horrible excuse of a man should not have any animals! The HS should have taken both the rooster, and the dog away from him.
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."