the good folks criticizing the society should send THEIR money to help future cat victims... I am pretty sure you won't.
Won't do any good to send money to a shelter that has policies set up like that. Better to donate towards "No-Kill" shelters, as they will have policies that will give a good pet a better chance. No Kill Shelters still kill, but they have stricter guidelines about what behavior issues a animal must have before it can be considered for termination.
With animal over population and desertions, it isn't the money issue, as more of a space issue. They basically would need more buildings to hold the animals in. There is just too many animals to cover and hold, without the promise of them being adopted.