As we approach the official start of summer in Delta County, the fields are turning green, the rivers are rushing with melt, the trees are leafing out and flowers are blooming everywhere. In short, everything is looking beautiful.
But somehow again this year we are faced with a litter problem. I know – you are thinking, "How could anyone litter in our beautiful county?" But that's not the kind of litter we are talking about. We are talking about the overwhelming number of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens that end up in shelters, on roadsides and at risk.
Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS) has helped to spay and neuter over 4,500 animals in the past 10 years, yet again this spring we have been scrambling to place many unwanted kittens and puppies into homes. With generous support from the ASPCA, CAWS is continuing our efforts to assist low-income pet owners to spay and neuter their animals so that we can reduce the number of unwanted pets in our area.
If you have a dog or cat and need financial assistance for spaying or neutering, please contact CAWS directly. Information and applications are available online at www.cawsonline.org, at the CAWS Adoption Center (640 West 4th Street, Delta), Barkin Bargains Thrift Store (211 Grant Avenue, Paonia) or by calling the CAWS help line at 527-3350. Also, CAWS will be distributing coupons at community events throughout the summer.
Please help stop littering in Delta County!
CAWS Development Director