Letter to the Editor,
All of us at Paws and Claws wish to express our deepest gratitude for the support that our community and beyond has shown us these past few weeks. It has been a very emotional and difficult time for us. For the past 12 years, we have worked diligently to try and rescue the animals at the county shelter and find homes for them. Just this past week we were able to rescue and transport 13 dogs and 30 cats out of the shelter and into homes or other rescue groups that can find them homes. It is only through the dedications of our donors, adopters, volunteers and other rescue groups that we have been able to do so. We thank all of you for your help in saving their lives and giving them a second chance.
At this time we are still anxiously awaiting the results of the investigation and even though we are no longer able to assist at the shelter on the weekends, we ask that you not forget that the animals there are in desperate need of good homes. We hope that you will consider adopting a pet from the count shelter. You can also go to the Wherehopelives Facebook page and see pictures of the Chesterfield county animals that are in foster homes and currently available for adoption through Paws and Claws and as well as those from other rescue groups. We would like to remind people to spay and neuter their own pets, which will greatly decrease the number of animals coming into the shelter. Please be part of the solution and not part of the problem of pet overpopulation in Chesterfield County.