Letter to the Editor

Board attempts to clear up confusion

Sunday, January 8, 2012

To the Editor:

I'm taking this opportunity to clear up some misconceptions about the animal control in this area.

There are two shelters in Clay County: Clay County Animal Rescue and Clay County Humane Society (CCHS).

The two names are similar, thus the confusion.

Clay County Animal Rescue has a contract for animal control in Brazil and they should be called for stray animals, etc., if you live within the city limits. CCHS covers all of Clay County except Brazil.

CCHS was established 54 years ago to care for unwanted animals.

Although our kennels and cages are full at present, we work very hard to help as many animals as possible. We offer low cost spay/neuter and encourage all pet owners to take responsibility for their pets by doing this.

If everyone would alter their pets we wouldn't have the many litters of puppies and kittens that come in.

Clay County Animal Rescue is open on Saturdays by appointment.

Clay County Humane Society is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon-5 p.m.

We would like to thank our supporters in the community for their donations and support. We couldn't keep our doors open without your help.

Anita Hightshoe and the Clay County Humane Society Board of Directors,