Letters to the Editor

February 17, 2014

Karen Mosser: Stanislaus County shelter’s new program saving lives

Stanislaus County has officially been added to the list of cities across the nation that has adopted trap-neuter-return policies.

Stanislaus County has officially been added to the list of cities across the nation that has adopted trap-neuter-return policies. Our shelter has partnered with the Stanislaus County Humane Society to create a life-saving program called “Feral Freedom.” We join Jacksonville, Fla.; Charleston County, S.C.; Fremont; San Jose and many others in saving approximately 1,500 to 2,000 cats from death each year and saving taxpayers money, too.

“TNR” is the future of animal control in our community. Our shelter has chosen “TNR” because it works and is the humane solution to a problem that we humans created in the first place. Since officially launching a “TNR” program last June, almost 1,500 feral and stray cats have been through the program with the assistance of only a dozen volunteers. Our shelter is working toward a day when no healthy, treatable or rehabilitatable animal is euthanized for lack of space or resources. “TNR” has been an important part of this initiative.

To reach our goal of a “no-kill” shelter, we need more volunteers to provide foster homes and for our “TNR” program. Help us achieve our goal and volunteer. Call the Humane Society of Stanislaus County at (209) 550-7387. Become a part of this award-winning “TNR” program and help us save more lives.

KAREN MOSSER

Ceres

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