I would like to give your readers something to think about, or better yet, something to do!
This concerns the animals that are brought to shelters and disposed of. Sandusky County will have to close its doors. I am personally aware of the travesty this is, as we adopted a 2-year-old lhasa apso puppy before Christmas last year. She was a little raggedy pup, her time was getting short and she was at the dog pound. Fortunately for little Gizzie, we took her, but were heartbroken to leave the other little faces behind.
Gizzie is here with us now, watching as I write this letter. Such a small thing to do, but hope it helps. I saved my "best friend" and hope others will do the same. She is a delight and makes me smile every time I look at her. She is beautiful. There are things we all can do to help these loving little souls bring joy to other people and have a rewarding feeling.
Our friends, our whole family and extended families have adopted dogs. We were sitting and talking and six out of eight families adopted pets from the shelters; four of them are in doctor's homes. So, just because you can afford to buy an expensive animal, you don't have the reward you feel walking out of a kennel with your new best friend.
In addition to adopting, you can donate to the shelters, and there are charity events to help fund them. Even children can get involved in fundraising events. What a great experience this would be for them in learning compassion. The shelters may even be a consideration for donation in your will.
Most helpful would be for you all to encourage your veterinarian to offer their services at the animal shelters, as they once used to do. Every week, they would take turns spaying and neutering at the animal shelter for free. It would also be beneficial for them to give discounts to senior citizens who would give these animals a good, loving home and a much happier life. Also, continue to give discounts to those truly in need. I'm sure the doctors participating would benefit personally, also. Anyone knowing of his deeds would surely show their appreciation. After all, this is what they chose as a rewarding profession, to help the animals. This also provides a rewarding lifestyle for them.
Let's see who will step up! Many doing just a little can accomplish a lot, and they can make the biggest difference! There is no one in the world that will love you more than themselves than a pet!
Thank you so much for all you can do!