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Spring 2012 Presidents Message

Longer days and warmer weather. This is my favorite time of the year. Seeing the buds opening on the trees and lots of flowers and beautiful colours all around us.

This is also the busy time of year for animal charities. Spring is kitten and puppy season. Yes, there are a lot of people looking for pets, but not enough for the large numbers that are on their way. Please encourage your friends, neighbours and relatives to be responsible and have their pets spayed or neutered.

Before bringing home a pet, it’s a good idea to do some research. Check out the cost of good pet food, spay and neuter costs, extra costs for examinations, vaccinations and unexpected surprises. Where money is a little tight, plan ahead. Set up a payment plan with your veterinarian before it’s time to alter your kitten or puppy.

Requests for help continue to rise. As you can see we have a number of fundraisers planned to raise the money we will need. If you can help, please email us at info@okhumanesociety.ca We need help selling raffle tickets. Check the prizes – there is something for everyone. Garage Sales are always a good idea for fundraisers. If you are willing to help us with one of our planned ones or want to organize one on your own, it would be a great help to our Society. We are always open to new ideas for fundraising.

If a pet is ‘dumped’ on you, please try to give it a good home. If it is impossible for you to keep it, please take the time to find it a good and permanent home. Shelters are overflowing. Please keep in mind that we are not a shelter and we have no such facilities. Our volunteers are overburdened. Many dumped animals do not have happy endings. They sometimes starve or are run over on the road or killed by other predators. In a perfect world no animal would want for a loving, permanent home.

Please help us keep our very worthwhile spay/neuter program going, so there will be a ‘forever’ home available for all pets.

Wishing everyone a great Spring and Summer.

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