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Low-cost spay/neuter programs the answer to pet overpopulation

JAMES "JT" TOY Paducah

EDITOR:

Thank you for Steve Wilson's common-sense piece on animal control.

I have supported local and national animal welfare groups for years. I know there are very strong emotions as to what should be done in regard to a local shelter. That happens when you are dealing with those that have no voice. I understand all viewpoints, but in the immediate, action needs to be taken to best serve the homeless animals.

More importantly, local officials need to realize that they will never "shelter" themselves out of pet overpopulation. I think city and county officials have become painfully aware of the incredible expense involved with operating a shelter.

Almost every day you can see "Rescue Waggins" sitting in front of Petsmart waiting to transport animals to areas with good spay/neuter programs that have a shortage of adoptable animals. Spay/neuter is the answer. I think it is embarrassing that an area the size of McCracken County doesn't have a low-cost spay/neuter option.

There is a group currently working to make low-cost spay/neuter a reality and hopefully they will be in touch with you. The Paducah Sun is a powerful tool in getting information out.

A tougher challenge is getting our population to realize that you can't let Fluffy roam freely and repeatedly produce litters without causing suffering. Hopefully, together we can make changes that will benefit everyone, most importantly the animals.

JAMES "JT" TOY

Paducah

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