Monday, May 25, 2009

Spay and Neuter Your Pets!

My daughter Emily and three foster kittens

I'd like to take this opportunity to implore everyone to spay and neuter their pets. As many people know there are literally thousands of cats, dogs, and other animals surrendered at animal shelters every year--most of whom are put down because of ill health, a lack of space, and the resources to care for them.

My family and I do volunteer work at the Table Mountain Animal Center in Golden, CO to try and do our part for the animals there. TMAC is a non-profit shelter that provides services to stray, abandoned, and otherwise unfortunate animals in need in northern Jefferson County, CO. We foster cats and dogs to help them acclimate to living with humans prior to their being adopted.

Please take care of your animals by not allowing them to reproduce in a world that is already severely overpopulated with unwanted domestic animals. I also encourage each of you to seek out and support your local animal shelter in any way you can--be it monetary, or the gift of your time.

Thank you.

Patty Baker and Family