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Letter: Kootenai Pets For Life, valuable to community

| October 22, 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Editor:

A shout out to Kootenia Pets for Life. I got involved with KPFL after catching five feral cats in my area.

I picked up free, live traps at county animal control, humanely caught five cats, took the cats back to animal control. It was pretty easy. I learned that KPFL worked closely with animal control.

KPFL takes in all animals deemed adoptable by animal control. They take these stray animals to kind vets who neuter them and give them all needed vaccinations. KPFL has the task of finding a place for these loveable animals. They operate by donations.

I was shocked at the number of strays housed at KPFL. Cats, kittens, dogs and puppies were everywhere.

They are being well cared for and loved by Judy and her volunteers.

The faces of these animals were irresistible. I took two “barn cats” home with me to live in my outbuildings and catch mice. I will be going back for more.

These animals need a place to be free and not to reproduce. This place could be your lap or your barn or your outbuildings. This is called catch and release. We catch them, KPL gets them medical care, and then we release them. All they need is someone to care about them.

Please, spay and neuter your pets. Don’t turn them out if they can reproduce. If you can’t keep them, take them to animal control. Be humane to God’s creatures. And if you don’t have a pet, go to Kootenia Pets for Life and get one or three.

I also want to thank the girls at animal control for all their help.

Our creator knows when every sparrow falls. He gave us charge over all the animals to manage them.  Please care. And then help.

Rhonda Bache

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