Reading the Oct. 18 update on Last Hope Cat Kingdom: Rick Blackwell, Merced County animal services manager, said a recommendation won’t be made to revoke the cattery permit. Why isn’t the county recommending this permit be revoked? Exactly what has to happen for this permit to be voided? Four hundred sick animals instead of 200 had to have been found and put down.?
When I read Kristi Caseri’s Facebook post, I understood it to say exactly what she meant – they were the champions, they did rescue many sick and suffering animals and hopefully, they will keep fighting until all animal abuse is dealt with. Animal abusers are idiots and we applaud you for your part in rescuing these animals.
For the Cat Kingdom owner, Renate Schmitz, to suggest anyone celebrated the death of these animals is despicable and an attempt to get the spotlight off her. She should be ashamed of what took place within her organization. Facts are facts: 200 animals were so sick, they had to be put to death. That number does not include the animals that were found dead. This permit should not be reinstated.