Letter to the Editor

Animal control meeting

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dear Editor,

As many residents in McCook know -- we do not have an animal control officer.

This problem adds to the challenge facing many of us of how to deal with the town's large feral cat population.

Learn more by attending a meeting at the Heritage Senior Center on Friday, March 27 at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will cover things such as the need for an Animal Control Officer and what is and needs to be done in that regard.

Today, I learned that during the entire month of March, the Four Winds Animal Clinic (308) 345-3270 offers a 17 percent discount off all Spay and Neuters. Year round, the Red Willow Animal Clinic (308) 345-4143, offers a 30 percent discount on all Spay and Neuters for pets from the McCook Humane Society. When you bring in your pet, please be sure to have the paperwork from the Humane Society in hand, so you can benefit from the discount.

What should you do if you know that a stray cat needs to be spayed or neutered? First, call the McCook Humane Society (308) 345-2372 and discuss the process for obtaining a trap, so the stray can be captured. Because we do not have a trap-neuter-return policy in place, you may be faced with only a partial solution.

Thank you.

Kathleen Bills


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  • I'm not sure if you've noticed my blog and I didn't get the chance to tell you about it the day you stopped in. I know you've got a feral cat problem and so do many other area in town. Last summer I'd written a blog on that subject. http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/amystrauch/entry/19518/ It doesn't cover everything but it might give you some ideas.

    Two other things I should point out. Four Winds does also honor the Humane Society Adoptee discounts (30% Spay, Neuter, Dog & Cat vaccinations, rabies, Heartworm testing and Leukemia testing) for 6 months.

    In case some of you hadn't noticed, the spay neuter assistance rebate forms the Humane Society hands out when you adopt an animal, have an expiration date. And if you have your adopted animal spayed or neutered, and don't use the rebate, they would still like to know the surgery was done. There are just too many litters of puppies and kittens coming through the doors.

    -- Posted by amystrauch on Fri, Apr 3, 2009, at 3:24 PM
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