There is an old tale about if you give a man a fish a day he will expect it every day BUT if you teach him to fish he will sustain him self and his family. I am saying this because i am a little disgusted with the shelter we called today, who was the recipient of about 30 beds. When the shelter stops by to pick them up, we tell them they are recoverable. I’m sure they could find a person to sew new covers as the cost of cover is minimal the cost of the pipe and corners is about $15.00 per bed. This is what I meant by the opening lines. Someone could have sewn new covers! On our web site we have videos of how they are fabricated along with the exact sizes to cut the pipe and material. You see when I called and asked how they were doing I received a surprise when they said they needed beds. I asked what happened and was told the dogs destroyed them. I asked if they still had the pipes and was informed they threw them out. You see this is what happens when persons or organizations receive something for NOTHING. I realize that we receive funding but this type of stewardship is unacceptable to me or my organization. They evidently placed no value on the goods received and I resent that. It would be like letting a child have a toy you know he would destroy! If the persons at the shelters saw that the dogs were abusing the beds all that they had to do was remove them until they have a dog that would not abuse them. SIMPLE
This instance is making us seriously reconsider our options when we supply beds – Maybe if the shelters paid a token fee they would be more careful?
Any body have any thoughts on this issue?