An excellent letter by Wendy Haugen (Herald, Feb. 17) addressed spaying or neutering pets. La Plata County is blessed with one of the finest humane societies in the country, but there is only so much it can do without the support of the community. This support should include regular, generous donations as well as responsible pet ownership.
If we take advantage of one of the low-cost opportunities to spay a pet a simple operation we can help prevent a lot of suffering. While driving in the desert last weekend, I saw several hungry, cold dogs near the highway, out in the middle of nowhere.
A starved puppy was recently found in a trash container behind Durango Natural Foods. Recently, a young man carried a newborn puppy into Walmart, so tiny it was almost hidden in his hand. Why wasnt the puppy with its mother or getting proper care in a sheltered area?
We can do so much more. Lets help the Humane Society build the facility it so desperately needs instead of using all of its funds to take in and care for neglected animals. As human beings, we need to look out for those that are dependent on us.
Marianne Pearlman, Durango