Spay, neuter pets for the good of all
In 2012, Pasco County implemented the Save 90 program that meant only sick and aggressive dogs and cats would be euthanized. That program has gone by the wayside.
Recently, four very adoptable, young and healthy animals were killed using the excuse of deteriorating at the kennel, not thriving at the shelter. What animal thrives at a shelter? If not for the volunteers, the dogs would never see the light of day. Most go sometimes for days without getting walked.
As this is written, the shelter is full like most in the state of Florida. A recent adoption event adopted out 15 dogs and three or four cats, which was a huge success by shelter standards. This was little help to solve the overcrowding. All residents of Pasco County need to get their dogs and cats neutered and spayed to control the over population of unwanted pets. Owner surrenders are a big problem in the county as well as other counties.
Pasco has a low-cost spay and neuter program based on income. Call the shelter to get details. I urge all residents to visit the shelter and find your next best friend. Save a life and make yours better. Make your voice heard and protest the killing of these young, healthy animals.
Susan Squires, Port Richey