Sandy Feeney: Do your part; help Humane Society

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— Hello from Montana.

I may have moved from Colorado, but I left my heart with the Humane Society of Moffat County.

As such, I was privileged to design its calendar for 2008 along with the assistance of Carol Scott and Jennifer Martinson's with the pictures. Without their commitment, this project would not have been possible.

The HSMC spends thousands of dollars each year on the abused and abandoned cats and dogs of Moffat County with spaying and neutering, vaccinations, and testing so that they can be transported to no-kill shelters rather than face euthanization. The calendar sale is a major fundraiser for the organization.

Now it is your turn to do your part.

First, spay and neuter the animals in your household. Second, buy calendars for yourself and as presents for your relatives and friends, near and far. Third, contact your city councilmen and county commissioners that Craig and Moffat County needs to have its own shelter.

If that were to happen, people who discover they cannot care for pets would be able to relinquish them to the shelter rather than to abandon them and hope for the best. At the present time the city rents space from a local veterinary hospital and will only pay for 8 to 10 days of care.

That is not a lot of time to find a new home. Kelly Hepworth ends up paying a lot out of his own pocket to assist the HSMC in transporting the animals out of the county. Fourth, volunteer. They are in dire need of transfer drivers.

So do your part.

Be a responsible pet owner by spaying and neutering. Support your local humane society by purchasing calendars and/or donating. Donations are tax deductible and may be sent to HSMC, POB 1587, Craig, CO 81626.

Sandy Feeney

Montana

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