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Letter: A permanent solution to a temporary problem

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I appreciate Ms. Fary’s letter of Oct. 27, "Please spay, neuter pets," because it gives me an opportunity to share information with her and your readers about two wonderful organizations I am involved with in our community who work daily and diligently on the concerns Ms. Fary expressed.

The Animal Resource Foundation (ARF) operates a Spay/Neuter Clinic for dogs and cats at White Marsh. As a non-profit, ARF’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable spay/neuter surgeries as the non-lethal solution to pet overpopulation. It is ARF’s goal that every pet have an owner, and every owner have an ongoing client relationship with a local veterinarian. But right now, in this economy, many animals are homeless (given up or just abandoned) and are in shelters and rescues. In the last three years, ARF has spayed and neutered over 14,000 dogs and cats, preventing the unwanted births of hundreds of thousands of animals, keeping pets in...

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