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  •  Yep, I know Farmington. . . (1+ / 0-)
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    and I thank you for your comment, LucyTooners, and you got the right adjective for the stray dogs. . .sickening. And there you are giving homes to some of these great creatures (3 dogs and 5 cats). And Best Friends. . .you can't get too much better than those folks. Anyway, thanks so much for your heartfelt response and confirmation. Opening our hearts to res dogs and cats. . .indeed. (I would also like to see more freebie vet clinics throughout the reservation. Even vet technicians would do. That will be the subject of another outreach diary on this theme. Some day soon, I hope.)

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 05:52:12 PM PST

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    •  I agree about the freebie vet care. (0+ / 0-)

      It is so frustrating to know that the main reason for the neglect of animals is due to the expense related to their care. Farmington has a few veternary clinics some more expensive than the others but still require money upfront to treat your pet. The vet we use is one of the few that are very generous when it comes to helping with low income families. The demand is so great though and the resources are not. There has been a campaign to get a new animal shelter built so that we could reduce the kill rate as it is horrendous at 80%. Recently the city council "discovered" with building size increase the budget would have to increase $800k of which they had no answer of how to cover it. We live in a ultra conservative town for which taxes are a dirty word. The idea that we could solve a problem by raising taxes for it falls on deaf ears.

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