I've been told I have a challenging personality. I take that as a compliment even though I don't think it's always meant to be one.
I try to look outside of the box on many things. I'm always trying to find ways to make things better, work more efficiently, and what will have the best impact. So when I say, ''what about doing it this way, or how about we try doing this?'' I'm not saying your way is wrong, nor do I think my way is right. I'm simply asking you to try and step out of the box and look differently at the task at hand.
I recently came across an animal rescue group in California that is doing some incredible outreach work. They are assisting people that feel as though they can no longer keep their pet due to various circumstances. Some of the help has been financial assistance for vet visits, a pet deposit on a new place to live, and even an impound fee because their pet was found without them.
Other ways they have helped was keeping their animal in foster care while the family got on their feet again, and even rehoming their pet if necessary. All of these animals have been kept out of the city or county animal control facilities saving them from possible euthanasia not to mention tax dollar money.
So here's your challenge. Does everyone have a right to own a pet no matter if they have a job, a house, an automobile, money to cover unexpected vet bills, or should these folks be denied pet ownership? Should we instantly accept every animal that an owner wants to surrender or should we work with the owners to find some solutions?