You can made a difference by adopting an animal from a shelter

Published 9:59 am Tuesday, December 19, 2023

To the Editor:
According to national news reports, animal shelters across the country are facing a crisis. They’re overflowing with pets and struggling to support the animals they have.
Local shelters operate on their own and need our help. Despite similar names, the national ASPCA and Humane Society of the United States are not affiliated with local SPCAs and humane societies, and only spend 1-2% of their budgets as financial grants for local pet shelters.
You can make a life-or-death difference for an animal in your community. Your local shelter could use money, supplies, or simply volunteer time to socialize with the animals. Help make the new year a good start for animals waiting to find a home.

Will Coggin
Managing Director, Help Pet Shelters
Arlington, Va.

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