Working together, building collaborative relationships, getting along, reaching out, playing nice in the sand box - - - it doesn’t matter what phrase you use - -the truth is it works.
Too often people in rescue are so closely tied, emotionally, to their cause they stand in the way. When I look in the eyes of a scared, homeless dog I know they could care less who adopts them – they just want somebody.
Fortunately, thanks to social media and connections, all of us in rescue reach out to out-of-state organizations to help us alleviate the over-population/explosion of homeless dogs and cats. So many more should be saved – can be saved - - will be saved by those who work together.
Long term – the solution is not transport. That’s the short term solution. Thankfully, other states have improved their spay/neuter laws and they need dogs and cats. Yes, Oklahoma rescues can solve the problem. Eventually, though, we need to step up and be responsible pet owners.
For those rescues who work together - - a huge pat on the back. It is reassuring when you follow a thread on a facebook page and realize how many people stepped up to the plate, regardless of the rescue they represent. That’s the gold standard for rescue.