Want to help reduce the tragic number of unwanted dogs and cats euthanized each year? Spay/neuter your pet -- and please consider donating money to support and sponsor low-cost spay/neuter clinics, such as the next one scheduled June 18, and organized by volunteers with our local High Desert Humane Society. Appointments for surgery are required; to schedule one for your pet call 928-961-5482. Want to donate, helping make surgeries affordable for low-income pet owners here in our community? You can donate right now, conveniently online using PayPal or credit card, at highdeserthumanesociety.org; or call High Desert Humane Society President Brenda Medlin at 928-812-1490 and ask how you can help. Or talk with other volunteers such as Vice President Pam Austin, Treasurer Jane Hale, Secretary Debby Kent and board members Diane Hanson, Anna Ortiz, Jim Lavery and Cheryl Brazell. In the U.S., there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. Barely half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the rest are euthanized: healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions. Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide, more than 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters every year. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats. High Desert Humane Society serves residents of Globe-Miami: a non-profit organization supported by people and local businesses united in caring for animals as much as we do.
You can also help support our fundraising for future spay/neuter clinics by shopping at our furniture thrift store at 393 North Broad Street (hours Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.) And please join a growing community of more than 1,200 people who follow posts about adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at facebook.com/highdeserthumanesociety.