When is something finally going to be done about the Stanislaus County Animal Shelter? I have heard nothing but talk for nine years, when I first started working with feral cats. The solution is simple: spay and neuter. I have been able to control the population of my feral cat colonies by ongoing spay and neuter with the help of Alley Cat Guardians. Not all people are irresponsible; they just can't afford hundreds of dollars to spay and neuter one animal at a local vet. If it weren't for the Alley Cat Guardians' clinics, I wouldn't be able to afford to spay and neuter all my feral colonies.
We need an updated facility and more money put into spay and neuter programs to stop the births. A large facility would soon fill up with animals if there aren't low-cost spay and neuter options.
The county needs to partner with the newly formed Humane Society, Alley Cat Guardians and other rescues in Stanislaus County. More veterinarians need to volunteer their services for Alley Cat Guardians and Humane Society spay and neuter clinics. Let's stop talking about the overcrowded, rotting animal shelter and finally do something about it!