Mary Blakeman: Moffat County Humane Society

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The Humane Society of Moffat County never has been connected in any way with groups taht promote anti-hunting or animal rights agendas, and none of its funds have gone to groups that do. The Humane Society of Moffat County is an independent organization with no affiliation to any state or national organization.

Since its inception in May 2002, the Humane Society of Moffat County has served our community by promoting pet adoptions at the Craig Animal Shelter, processing applications for reduced cost spaying, neutering and vaccinations for low-income families, finding temporary housing for homeless pets with extended-care needs, providing pet waste pickup stations at the city and county parks, providing pet food and medical care for pets in crisis situations, and providing transportation for unadopted pets whose time limit has expired at the Craig Animal Shelter and therefore need to be accepted at other pet rescue facilities or be euthanized.

By the end of 2004, 190 pets were spayed, neutered and vaccinated through our program, and in 2004, 90 cats and dogs and other unadopted pets from Moffat County were transferred to pet rescue families in Grand and Summit counties and the Denver Dumb Friends League. Last year, the Humane Society saved Craig and Moffat County taxpayers $1,350 in euthanasia fees, because these pets were adopted through other rescue facilities, with their transportation and adoption fees covered by the Humane Society of Moffat County.

Because of the ever-constant large numbers of homeless and abandoned pets in Craig and Moffat County needing homes, and the time limit at the Craig Animal Shelter, we hope to establish an animal rescue facility in Craig.

The purpose of the Moffat County Humane Society is to continue to care for abandoned pets until good homes are secured for them after their time limit is reached at the Craig Animal Shelter, to enable families to safely surrender their pets if they can no longer care for them, and to care for injured or orphaned pets whose medical needs require extended time.

To learn more about the mission and services produced by your local Humane Society, please feel free to call us at 870-7500.

Volunteers are available to speak to local civic and fraternal organizations, and everyone is invited to attend our meetings on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Golden Cavvy.

Mary Blakeman

Moffat County Humane Society

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