I had a seven-toed cat once that we named Ocho (yes, that’s eight in Spanish, but it sounded good to a ten-year-old). When I think of the number 8, I always think about Ocho, my sweet, seven-toed kitty.
What does 8 mean to you? Better yet, what does $8 mean to you?
A grande latte with an extra shot of espresso?
Lunch with a work colleague or friend on any given day?
A nice glass of wine out with friends?
But what about when thousands of individuals put their $8 together to end animal euthanasia ... imagine the impact of that 8!
We as a community have not yet stopped euthanasia and animal homelessness – our shelters are full across the state. Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens who are not adopted most often live terrible, short lives in shelter kennels, or are often euthanized because they become scared, unhappy and aggressive living in the shelter -- and there is simply no more space for them as more animals are brought in.
What we know is how to stop euthanasia and animal homelessness – the answer is aggressive spay and neuter programs. Human Society of the Piedmont Neuter & Wellness Clinic provides these surgeries for pets of people of all income levels, and to animals living in shelters all around the Piedmont.