Back on our very first post Cindy asked how she could get involved in promoting spay & neuter practices in the Atlanta area. Just last week the Georgia Department of Agriculture Animal Industry Division posted a notice to consider changes to their dog & cat sterilization program. These proposed changes could potentially have a big impact on the number of animals spayed & neutered in the State of Georgia so we thought now we be a good time to take up this discussion.
You can read the amendment here but please do take a few moments to show your support by writing to the state veterinarian:
Dr. Robert Cobb, State Veterinarian
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Room 106
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: (404) 656-3671
FAX: (404) 657-1357
The Department will be accepting written comments from January 24, 2012, to close of business (4:30 p.m. EDT) on February 24, 2012. Comments will be considered on February 27, 2012.
Other ways you can help are to make sure your own pets are spayed or neutered! If you need assistance you can find a list of low cost options on our website. If you know someone who is not getting their animal fixed because of cost, make sure they are aware of these resources. Allowing an animal to have even one litter only adds to the pet over population problem.
And my favorite way to help is to volunteer. If you aren’t in need of the servies offered by the low cost clinics, many of them have volunteer opportunities listed on their websites.
Have other ideas? Please add a comment because we’d love to hear them.