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Please don’t dump your pets

Recently, my husband and I trapped a stray cat, and took him to Grass Valley Animal Shelter. He was starving and extremely thin. The shelter employees took him to a vet. He had some puncture wounds and an infection. Fortunately, he received quick care, thanks to shelter employees Jeannie and Roger. His owner never claimed him, but he was adopted by a wonder family.

We’ll probably never know how he came to be a stray. We’re presuming he was dumped, to fend for himself. He was neutered, so somebody cared about him at some point.

Unfortunately, many people think all cats are good hunters, but they have to be taught by their mothers. Please don’t dump your pet, who depends on you for love, food and shelter.



If you must give up your pet, take it to your local animal shelter/organization. If you live in Grass Valley or Nevada City, and have a three-digit address, contact Grass Valley Animal Shelter at (530) 477-4630. If you have a five-digit address, contact Nevada County Animal Control at (530) 273-2179. If you find a stray, please call the proper shelter ASAP. Care for it if you can. Thank you!

Robin and Dale Wood




Grass Valley


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