Our lives are consumed with taking care of our ferals, our dogs, and advocacy for animal rights at the county shelter. It’s all about them, not at all about us.
Critics say I shouldn't focus on the shortcomings of the shelter administration. But I am a voice for the animals, and I take that responsibility very seriously. Tell those who have been killed, bagged and thrown in the landfill that the administration is doing great. Tell those animals they were expendable because it’s all the fault of irresponsible pet owners.
A shelter should be a brief stopover to a better life, not an Aushwitz. You may hear, “We only killed 5,000 this year, you see we are doing better!”
One is too many when shelters in Charleston, Greenville and other places in South Carolina are strictly no kill. They aren't better than us; they are just smarter and far more compassionate.
To my critics, I have an agenda to make Horry “No Kill” and to treat these animals with respect and dignity. You can do your thing, but let me do my thing.
There are beating hearts and wagging tails that are counting on me to save their lives, and I am going to spend a lot of time and a lot of my voice to do exactly that.
Rick Tebbs, Conway, Circle of Life Feral Cat Sanctuary