Thanks to Friends of the Animals
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Dec 16, 2012 | 2144 views |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Calhoun County has an amazing corps of volunteers who deserve our thanks, especially at this time of year. One group has an especially daunting task, and they deserve special recognition for the strides they’ve made.

The Friends of the Animals at Calhoun County Animal Control started a Facebook page in May. They have worked strenuously to look for homes, line up temporary foster situations and move eligible animals to rescue organizations, often out of state. In this time, they and the staff have saved the lives of 2,484 animals who otherwise would have been euthanized.

With our help, this group’s work could be even more successful. What can we do?

(1.) Spay or neuter your pet. Don’t let them have even one litter — the shelters are full of litters of kittens and puppies.

(2.) Consider adopting a shelter pet if you have room for a furry friend. At the Calhoun County Animal Control, Calhoun County Humane Society and League for Animal Welfare you will meet beautiful, affectionate dogs and cats who are just waiting for a loving home for the holidays. If you can’t adopt, consider making a year-end donation.

(3.) Ask our local leaders to support local veterinarians and the S.A.V.E. volunteers in preventing pet overpopulation. Other communities have found success with Trap-Spay-Release methods for stray cats and “Fix Your Mama” programs to assist low-income pet owners.

Thanks to the concerted efforts of many in our community, we are making great progress in humane animal rescue. Let’s make 2013 an even better year.

Susan Di Biase
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