Imagine your pet dog or cat is expecting babies soon and has just been thrown in a metal dumpster with no way out. Wouldn’t you be outraged? Recently, a wonderful good Samaritan that I met had just that emotion and rescued a mama cat in a dumpster. She soon gave birth to a litter of four kittens. Of course whoever tossed that sweet, loving cat in the dumpster realized she was expecting and didn’t want to deal with the added expense of more mouths to feed.

Instead of tossing her away like so much trash, I encourage anyone considering doing this to a pet to leave it at the Wilkes County Animal Shelter for adoption. You can call the sheleter first at 336-903-7688.

There are also programs that provide spaying and neutering for reduced costs to prevent any future pregnancies.

With so much tragedy involving COVID-19, our pets can really lift our spirits and help us get through this crisis. Please cherish and protect your animals because they really are the blessings that we all need now.


Wilkesboro, N.C.

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