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Managing cat and dog population in Plumas County

The Portola Reporter of Portola, California

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High Sierra Animal Rescue is designating February as Spay and Neuter (S/N) Month. So what does that mean? With the start of a new year, this is a good time to think about getting your pet spayed or neutered to prevent any unwanted litters adding to the animal overpopulation here in Plumas County. S/N certificates are available for low-income families.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, approximately 4 million animals are euthanized every year. Put another way, there are around 11,000 animals per day that are destroyed! The only way to solve this problem is to manage the pet population in the community.

To make the February S/N program more fun, and hopefully more successful, we are adding a Valentine type twist. This will be an opportunity for you to sponsor the S/N of a rescue animal and get your photo taken with the animal or, if you prefer, just have your name and/or a "memorial" message displayed at the shelter. You can also send us a photo of your own dog with a sponsorship message on behalf of you and/or your pet. Look for more details in coming ads in the paper. For general information, visit highsierra

Original Publication Date: January 18, 2012

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