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From Leslie Manley

By Staff | Apr 29, 2009

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. Wetzel County Animal Shelter works tirelessly seven days a week to take care of the abused, neglected, starved and yes sometimes animals that are left for dead.

Thanks to Rosy Cozart and her staff at the shelter these animals are taken in, given veterinarian care, shots, spayed, neutered, well fed, and care for.

They work hard to find good adoptive homes, foster homes, and rescues so these animals will live a happy, long life.

Did you know millions of animals in shelters across the United States are euthanized each year, 25 percent of them are actually purebred animals? This all stems from irresponsible owners, irresponsible breeders, puppy mills, hoarders, and just plain ignorance.

Have you ever heard the saying: “A hundred years from now it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of animals and the creatures on earth”?

If more people felt that way, it would be a better world to live in and shelters would be almost non-existent, but we don’t live in that perfect world.

Please support our local animal shelter and if you are looking for your new best friend-give them a call and adopt a shelter animal.

Leslie Manley

New Martinsville