Being a pet owner is never easy. Once upon a time I had it drilled into my head that kennels and catteries are bad, and that 25% of animals in rescues are purebred, so that is proof that breeders are all bad people without question (hmm, lets not consider the 75% of shelter animals coming from Average Joe being irresponsible…).
You all may not be able to see the big picture from your single organizations point of view, but Petfinder has proven time and again, that they will do what they believe is Best for the Animals over and over again, even if its not the popular action, even if it costs them money.
So now in addition to working full time M-F, 8am to 5pm, taking care of a husband a daughter, and 8 furry children (5 cats and 3 dogs), trying to get up to the shelter at least every other weekend, take photos of 100+ animals, come home edit them, NOW I will have to upload them to 3 different areas – Petpoint (our shelter uses it), Adoption Portal and Petfinder.
I’d been searching for a way to display adoptable pets directly on the Liberty Humane Society ‘s facebook page (which I co-administrate) for months, and I knew that the petfinder widget uses iframes, so I hoped that this would bring me closer to my goal.
It directly affects my ability to properly care for the animals that I am trying so hard to help, mostly out of my own pocket. The dog and cat pages are filled with beautiful pictures of pets waiting to be adopted. Nowadays most people don’t even have the time for themselves so this has to be decision thought through well.