To the editor:
I am writing to request that your readers remember the Humane Society of Harrison County in their end of the year giving. It is particularly important as 2012 draws to a close because we have been informed that due to budget cuts we will not be receiving the generous American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals grant that we were given in 2011. With the help of that grant the Humane Society of Harrison County was able to pay for or sponsor almost 400 spaying and neuters in 2012.
In 2011 over 800 dogs and cats were euthanized at Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. From January through November, 2012 the euthamasis count was 672. Through the joint efforts of the animal control officers increased adoptions, Helping Hounds Find Homes and Pennies for Pooches Coins for cats increased numbers of dogs and cats sent to rescue and the Humane Society’s spay/neuter programs we are making a dent in Harrison County’s wretched and shameful pet over population crisis. I feel certain that the number of dogs and cats euthanized at Flora Shropshire will increase in 2013 if the number of free spays and neuters the Humane Society of Harrison County pays for drops from 30 to 24 per month due to the loss of ASPCA funding. The root of the euthanasia problem is the birth of unwanted and homeless puppies and kittens.
The Humane Society of Harrison County is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible and may be sent c/o Dava Rice, Treasurer, 4215 Ky. 32 E., Cynthiana, KY 41031.
We also appreciate the publics support of our 2013 desk top calendar sales. At the low price of $11, which includes tax, they make terrific Christmas gifts.
Thank you for your attention to this important issue.