I have a proposal, we should mention a worthy animal that could be adopted at the local shelters in San Bernardino County. Maybe we could have a widget for the supervisor’s websites that would encourage the constituents to adopt an animal from one of the shelters in the district.
I don’t expect Supervisor Ovitt or even Supervisor Rutherford-Lim to bring an animal to the meetings like how Supervisor Antonovich does for Los Angeles County, but bringing forth awareness of the pets people can adopt would be a nice idea.
I read an article from a contributor to Pam’s House Blend discussing how one North Carolina man helped to organize a pet food drive for a food bank in his community. Pets do deserve compassion when their owners are struggling during these tough times. Food banks should add dog and cat food to the bundle offered to people when possible when there are donations of pet food.
It would be a good idea for a service project for a boy or girl scout troop, or student looking to do something that would make a lasting impact to have an organized drive once or twice a year to collect food, blankets and other useful goodies for the pets who need them. Although groups of people may be doing it for one or two years at most, bringing new groups to continue on the tradition would be a lasting tradition.
The pet overpopulation is indeed heartbreaking when countless animals have to be euthanized in the local animal shelters across our country. There should be other methods in the humane treatment of feral cats in our society.
Right now I have a stray cat colony of three cats, one of them is obviously the female cat and she has had two litters already and she is likely to make two or three more litters thus adding to the problem. If I call animal control it is likely that the local agency is likely going to catch them then put them to sleep, but that does seem cruel.
If a local non-profit agency wants to trap the cats that reside at my residence, I would be happy to let them do so, so they could spay and neuter the colony of three cats and the kittens that have resided in the current litter. I would like to see the overpopulation problem subside in a humane way.
We should see if there is like minded individuals who would want to help sponsor trial studies in the Inland Valley if we can reduce the overpopulation of stray cats and reduce the burden of the animal shelters of our region that would be a worthwhile goal to achieve.