Printed on: November 26, 2013

Serving unwanted animals

Received Nov. 20

Today I was finally able to keep a commitment I had made some years ago. My senior friend passed away last week leaving her very old cats. Today they were euthanized. It was extremely peaceful and I left comforted with the knowledge that these senior cats would not have to leave the only home they had ever known. It's difficult enough trying to re-home young cats, much less those that are old and arthritic.

The family had made an appointment for them at the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter. I didn't realize that they offered this service, but it was great to know that there is an affordable way to humanely put down pets. The staff was very caring. I couldn't have asked for more from my own veterinarian.

I want to thank them. The shelter has changed dramatically from when I first arrived in Idaho over a dozen years ago, thanks to the support of the city and the public and under the guidance of the director, Irene Brown.

And just so you know, the proposed Snake River Animal Shelter is $160,000 away from their goal. You can view the shelter plans at Help make this goal a reality so that more unwanted animals can be served. (Word count: 208)