Reader thinks Red Deer should follow Calgary’s lead with pets

Calgary is now providing free spay and neuter services for dogs and cats owned by low-income Calgarians. Applicants are screened to ensure their income fits the eligibility guidelines.

I applaud this city’s proactive approach to preventing hoards of unwanted pets. Instead of throwing money at dealing with the problem of overpopulation, (by hiring more bylaw officers to trap and euthanize many unwanted domestic animals,) and watching the population of half-starved feral cats grow, they are opting for an ultimately more cost-effective and humane method.

Why build expensive new shelters when a city could provide those least able to fix their pets with a free surgery? Calgary is bypassing any need of bigger and better shelters by stemming the problem at its main source; it can now continue to provide service to her strays with the existing facilities.

Thank you for your marvelous example, Calgary. I fervently hope Red Deer follows suit.

Janet Sigurdson

President, Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Foundation

Red Deer

Just Posted

On the run with Melissa Ray

Red Deer runner talks about her intense running experiences

Celebrate ‘Alberta Culture Days’ here in Red Deer

Lots of family-friendly activities set for this coming weekend

Red Deer RCMP arrest man after truck collides with pub

RCMP are investigating the incident as an impaired driving collision

CATena offers glimpse into Central Alberta Theatre’s new season

Visitors can also check out Memorial Centre refurbishments

Crews respond to diesel spill in Penhold

Individuals transferred diesel from one truck to the other

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Appeal pipeline decision but consult Indigenous communities, Scheer says

The federal appeals court halted the Trans Mountain expansion last month

‘I’ll never forgive you:’ Victim impact statements at hearing for Calgary killer

Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of Dawns Baptiste.

Man accused of mailing bomb to his brother in B.C. has died

Leon Nepper was found in ‘medical distress’ at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre on Sunday

Most Read