We have to shut down the hotline.
Our main volunteer’s disability has become severe and her speech is diminished. She is being openly mocked and discriminated for it. As a recent example, we had a client today insult her for not being able to speak “normally” and demanded someone “normal” call them.
This has happened too many times and is coming from some in well known local rescue so unfortunately instead of being able to text the number for help, it just won’t be available.
We are sorry it has come to this but the amount of abuse being directed towards her is simply out of hand. The phone number will cease to work within the next 30 days.