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As we move through Spring the ads appear for free kittens and puppies. Yet in just a few months many of these young pets will be unwanted.  Most animals born in our region will not get lasting homes.  Over half will wind up in shelters or even abandoned – and this includes purebred animals.


People often think they can get homes for the kittens or puppies produced by their pets. However, five to eight million animals are killed in U.S. shelters each year because there are not enough homes for them.  Over 250,000 dogs and cats are put to death annually right here in North Carolina. You can help stop this tragedy by having your pet fixed at a young age. Case in point:  a kitten can become pregnant at 5 months of age!  


Good pet ownership includes having your pets vaccinated and on heartworm preventative year-round, as well as having all of them spayed or neutered. 


The next county Rabies Clinic will be Saturday April 18th and continue through the summer.  (See schedule attached.)


Low-income families who want to get their pets spayed or neutered at A Shelter Friend’s monthly low-income clinic can call645-2297 for information and sign-up.  Volunteers who wish to help with this worthwhile program are also encouraged to call.


There’s no time like now to get your pet “fixed.”