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Animal Ambassadors

Posted on: June 8, 2015

Dear Lucy,

When I took you in nine years ago as a stray cat, I promised to care for you the best I could for all your days. When I eventually lost you to kidney disease, I promised to join others in the fight to help all companion animals find homes. It isn’t going to be an easy battle…..

To read more, check out my post: Too Many Pets.

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We’ve all heard the advice to spay and neuter our pets. Yet about 25% haven’t been. Why? There are really only four main reasons. The first is a desire to breed. Another is a concern about the health of a pet. A third is expense. The fourth is the belief that the issue doesn’t apply to the single-pet owner.

Those who plan to breed their pets should know that 2.4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year as a result of overpopulation. In other words, every puppy or kitten you bring into the world is a death sentence for another.

To read more, check out my post: The Spay/Neuter Challenge.

I wrote this post for Lincoln Animal Ambassadors, a volunteer organization committed to improving the lives of animals and alleviating cruelty in the local community where I live. Some of their offerings include a low-cost spay/neuter program, temporary assistance pet food bank, and education about being responsible pet guardians. The latter is where I mostly help. What is your community doing to help curb pet overpopulation?

This post is part of the Small Victories line-up. Check out others by clicking on the below graphic.

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Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee

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