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ressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, March 28 20GI 15B i IQrri Nacar Sierra Animal Rescue has developed an ag- for Plumas Coun- become a no-kill commu- the year 2002, without any significant burden payers. does not mean that will be killed, only t no "adoptable" animals be unnecessarily eutha- will always be those who are too sick or too to be saved, but cur- there are too many ani- being killed that could and be of benefit to a home. it was first organized, did not have the re- to care for dogs with worm and had to turn $25.00 Canine Spay/Neuter Certificate i Present to any Plurnas County Vetednadart---Valld 4/01101-6/50/01 Name of [kx3_ M__ LJc #. Name & Address of Owner _ Veterinarian Narne & Address: This certifies that I spayed___ neutered_._ the above named clog. Date of Procedure: ' VetefinaHan -'---- -- . signature ---- Pl as rvtum completed ccrb'ficat, to H/gh Sirra Animal Rc$cu F.O. Box 548 Porto/a, CA 96122 You will be rcirnbur d the amount of $25.00 for )our ser fces. As part of their vision plan for creating a no-kill county, Hil Sierra Animal Rescue 18 offering residents of Plumas County a reimbursement of $25 for having tl ir dog or cat spayed or neutered. aspect of the operation, in the county, tificate shows that neutering on each dog before it is adopt- things have changed in HSAR never knows how Controlling the animal popu- or spaying has taken place,ed out, according to Williams. years and the orga- many animals will be brought lation by reducing birth rates In addition, HSAR has plans"We will not become a bur- has successfully cared in that will need adoption,is on top of the list and one of to offer periodic spay and den on the taxpayer; they al- :and eventually adopted "It's like a pipe. At one end the most difficult challenges neuter clinics after the comple- ready have enough on their who had low to is the inflow and at the other, which lies ahead for HSAR. tion of its new facility, which plate," said Rodrigues. the outflow and at times that The plan calls for spaying or is expected to be finished by Taxpayers will have the bur- raising the bar on pipe is bulging with dogs com- neutering of every adopted ani- fall of this year. den of the new county shelter, type of illnesses we caning in faster than we can adopt real. Rodrigues said controlling which is being driven by state will continue to raise them out," said Rodrigues. Rodrigues said that puppiesthe population of feral cats will mandates, not by the desire to as we gain more re- Each week, volunteers head adopted out carry a $50 de-be an even bigger challenge, become a no-killcounty. said HSAR President for Reno's Petco stores, their posit, which is returned when but there isaway. The state law has been cars frilled with dogs needing to a certificate is shown that veri- Currently, several local vet- amended to require the hold- for the vision to be suc- find good adopted homes, ties the animal has been erinarians are participating in ing period for a stray dog to be there are several key HSAR is currently looking spayed or neutered, the Mannie Fund Program. impounded six business days, which must be in place for more volunteers to helpHSAR is also offering a $25When a feral cat is broughtnot including the day of im- the help and in- take the dogs toReno on Satur- reimbursement to Plumas in for spaying or neutering, poundment. of the entire corn- days and help adopt them out. County residents for havingthe veterinarian is reimbursed It also states that it is the The organization also needstheir animals spayed or through the Mannie Fund andpolicy of the state that no and Chief Execu- volunteer foster homes to help neutered, the cat, whose ear is v-notched adoptable animal should be eu- Officer Roger Williams re- temporarily house the animals Pet owners can present the for identification, is required thanized if it can be adopted unveiled the plan for as they wait for permanent certificate to any Plumas to be returned to the colony, intoa suitable home. r. homes. County veterinarian, from Rodrigues said HSAR would This includes any animal key aspects of communi- Anyone wishing to volunteerApril 1 through June 30 of this like to s.tart a feral cat (fix) pro- that is not adoptable but that lavolvement include the their homes, time and love year. gram using a core group of vol. could become adoptable with for volunteers in every may contact HSAR at 832- The veterinarian will fill out unteers who would trap the reasonable efforts. HSAR. the certificate, and when the cats, transport them for spay- It required that a shelter for To be successful, the vision resident returns the completed ing or neutering and returnliving animals provide the ani- must also have top down sup- certificate to HSAR, they will them to the colony, reals with necessary and port from the Plumas Countybe reimbursed $25. Those actions, in conjunc- prompt veterinary care, nutri- " Board of Supervisors. Williams said HSAR follows tion with on-going public edu- tion, and shelter, and treat It will also take the continu- up 100 percent on all adopted cation about the benefits of them kindly. ing effective working relation- animals, spaying and neutering, willAny shelter that fails to per- " ship between Plumas County Rodrigues said the total cost help reduce the number of un- form these duties may be liable Animal Care and Control, of spaying or neutering varies, wanted births among dogs and for civil damages as provided PAW , HSAR and the commu- but is generally in the $60cats, according to Rodrigues. by law. nity. range. Less unnecessary euthaniz- Rodrigues said, with state Rodrigues said HSAR, the New county ordinances ing is one of the leading bene- law requiring these mandates, }orosis affects 28 mil- sheriff's department and Tom should also help reduce birth fits of spaying and neutering, it is necessary the county build 1 Americans, 80 percent of Mareina, which has taken over rates, according to Rodrigues. but it is also much healthier the new shelter. are women. Osteoporo- operation of the county's ani- If an unaltered animal is for the animal--reducing their HSAR's three other key related hip features cost real control, and PAWS havepicked up, the fine for redemp- risk of several types of can- pieces of the no-kill vision, in- $14 billion in 1999 alone been working as a team in tion increases significantly; cers, noted Rodrigues. creasing adoptions, maintain- expected to rise to fighting the animal population however, it can be reduced to HSAR operates through ing existing homes and a no- $60 billion by the year and bringing down the number the normal fee, with the differ- grants and private donations, kill agreement, will be detailed of unnecessary euthanization ence reimbursed, when a cer- spending approximately $150in subsequent reports. consequences of osteo- "Osis are devastating. In cases, it can be prevented but if steps are it progresses pain- a bone breaks. Low density can be identified steps taken fractures occur. 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