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Comment: Spay Neuter Program

Misty Claywell writes:
After reading the paper this morning my heart just broke for all the animals at the Green River Animal Shelter because their fates have just been sealed.

Though I completely support spaying or neutering your pets, people aren't adopting at the current $50 price now.. why would the Fiscal Court think that raising the adoption rate to $112 would help the situation?

I hope the County is ready to spend more than the previous $80,000 that was stated because at the prices listed I can't see the general public being able to afford to adopt.

- Misty Claywell
Thanks Misty Claywell. Fiscal court was faced with a difficult choice.

Sue Henningsen and Jan Weber gave practical reasons why, in the long run, the new policy would end the need for so many animal deaths and costs would go down; and Sandy Ford gave very good reasons why, in the short run, adoptions could very well go down, as you fear.

Fiscal court is faced with the fact that the animal shelter is losing money (the equivalent of one new bridge a year) - and they just wanted to give the new system a try.

For sure, the policies followed in the past haven't worked out.

We're wondering if a whole new path doesn't need to be taken. For sure, we need to find a way to end what has been mass slaughter of animals, put end to the health hazards for humans from feral animals, and have every dog and cat in a home where they can be loved and appreciated. -EW

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