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Letter: The rest of the story about homeless pets

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

After reading the letter to the editor ("Please spay, neuter pets," Oct. 27 Readers Write) from Wanda Fary, foster coordinator for the Gloucester-Mathews-Middlesex Animal Shelter (also known as the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society), I feel obliged with respect to Paul Harvey—to offer the rest of the story. Ms. Fary is right in her message about spaying and neutering your pets. That’s why many of us celebrate the existence and work of the Animal Resource Foundation’s (ARF) Spay and Neuter Clinic at White Marsh. Since they opened in 2008, they have performed over 14,000 surgeries at prices most pet owners can afford. Our communities are also blessed with excellent private veterinarian practices.

However, Wanda and I differ greatly on the subject of euthanasia. There are times when ending a life is humane and necessary. However, I believe this should only be done after all options are explored. I also think that in order to disch...

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