The Payson Humane Society has a big and important project on its agenda -- a new facility that will meet its needs for years to come.
The community has grown substantially since the humane society took a building that was not designed as an animal shelter and turned it into the best possible place to care for homeless pets.
As our town grows, so does the number of lost and abandoned animals. There are more pets housed at the local shelter today than ever before.
In a continuing effort to find loving homes for these animals, the humane society has extended its July special adoption rates. Senior citizens, age 60 and older, may adopt an adult cat for only $10, or an adult dog for just $25. Others may adopt an adult cat for $25, or any dog 5 years and older for $30. There are discounted adoption rates on dogs and cats who have been at the shelter for an extended period. If you have room in your heart and home for more than one pet, get special rates on a pair of cats or dogs who came into the shelter together. Likewise, when you adopt two puppies or two kittens, get one for half price. To learn more, see page 6B.
If you can't adopt, there are many other ways you can contribute to the shelter's cause. Make a donation to the building fund. Buy a "vanity" license plate for your car in support of the shelter for just $25. Buy a "day" featuring your pet's picture on the humane society's 2008 Calendar for only $20.
Above all, if you already have pets, don't contribute to the problem -- be a responsible pet owner and have your animals spayed or neutered.
For more information, call (928) 474-5590, visit the shelter at 812 S. McLane Road, or online, go to www.paysonhumanesociety.com.