Gore and Koers said they welcome anyone with ideas to contact them.
Gore and his wife have already posted notices in some of the smaller communities, and now he’s in the process of drafting letters to all county schools seeking volunteers from the teachers.
Koers summed it up: “Everybody has animals’ welfare in mind. In the final analysis, there are too many animals.”
Having a specific count of the number of puppies and kittens born in the county seems to be a good idea. That hard data then can be used to apply for grants or show others how serious the problem is. The bottom line is: Something needs to be done about the pet overpopulation problem. And this seems to be a good start.
Gore said: “We’d like to see CARA short on cats.” Let’s make that happen.
If you’d like to help survey the animal population, call 443-0060 for more information.
Low-cost spay and neutering programs are available through CARA (call 655-4353 or 799-8858 ) and the Vermilion County Animal Shelter Foundation (call 431-0332).
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