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Spay or neuter your pets now!

February is spay/neuter month. If you have a pet, I beg, plead, cajole, demand, ask, request that you please have them spayed/neutered.

Too many pets become throwaways. In the past six months, volunteers have contributed 3,688 hours of time caring for animals in the shelter and finding them homes so they wouldn’t have to die. The shelter staff puts in even more time.

On a recent Saturday, six dogs and a cat were adopted. At closing time, seven unwanted puppies were dropped off, wiping out all the work (70 hours) that had just been put in. These puppies are not “love puppies.” They represent misery for the female dog and for the puppies.

I wish everyone who lets their pet have an unnecessary litter could see what I see for a week.

Financial help is available from Animal Save, PAL and Nevada County Animal Control. If you can find even the tiniest amount of Valentine love in your heart, please end the misery and get your pets spayed/neutered. If you need help, call me at 272-8833.

Cheryl Wicks

Volunteer Coordinator

Nevada County Animal Shelter

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