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Owning a pet a lifetime commitment

Dear Editor:

I am writing this letter because the number of dogs up for adoption in your classifieds horrify me. All people are doing is adopting animals, not spaying or neutering them, then saying they can’t take care of the animal anymore and setting it free onto the streets.

I am saying every action starts a chain reaction. Over the last month I have volunteered up at Colorado Animal Rescue, otherwise known as. C.A.R.E., and I have learned so much. I watched a dog that was there for about seven weeks, and I got to see for me one of the most amazing things in the world: a dog get adopted.

This is why we seriously need to know that when you adopt or buy an animal that you need to have the financial resources to properly take care of the animal, and that you are making a lifetime commitment. I have recently raised more than $400 for the C.A.R.E pet-food bank, which provides food for the owners who can’t afford it.

When you let a non-neutered animal go, it creates many other animals. For instance: Take a dog, you let it go, and it has dozens of puppies. Some of these will go to shelters. In conclusion, people need to think before you adopt, and also there are thousands of unwanted animals that need food.

This holiday season donate food, time and money!

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Tea Chiarelli

Carbondale