Mary Blakeman: Incorrect information about spaying pets

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To the editor:

The purpose of this letter is to correct misinformation stated by Judy Baker regarding the Humane Society's reduced-cost spay and neuter application process.

When a Moffat County resident qualifies for a reduced-cost spay, neuter or vaccination for their pet, the Humane Society processes the application on behalf of the three participating local veterinarians.

It has always been the policy and procedure of the Humane Society to issue the application to whichever local veterinary clinic the client designates. If the client does not have a current relationship with a local veterinarian, the applications are evenly distributed between the three local veterinary clinics.

To qualify for a reduced-cost spay, neuter or vaccination for the pets, the client must live or work in Moffat County, and their total household income must be less than $25,000 a year. Applications must be processed before the procedures are performed.

To date, more than 283 low-income families in Craig and Moffat County have benefited from this program.

The Humane Society encourages owners to spay or neuter their pets to benefit the health of the pet and to reduce the homeless pet overpopulation problem in Moffat County.

The Humane Society deeply appreciates the generous participation of the Craig Veterinary Clinic, the High Country Veterinary Clinic and the McCandless Animal Hospital. Their support of this program has saved countless lives by helping to prevent unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.

To learn more about the work of the Humane Society, call its voicemail at 870-7500 and a Humane Society volunteer will return your call.

Mary Blakeman

Humane Society of Moffat County

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