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… Or adopt, or at least neuter, a cat

Dear Editor,

The staff and the board of directors of Colorado Animal Rescue would like to take this opportunity to thank the community of Glenwood Springs and the surrounding areas for their support and spirit of community during the fire emergency.

We would like to remind everyone, now that the dust has settled somewhat, that June is “Adopt a cat month.” Please let us share some statistics compiled by the Cat Care Society. Consider a breeding pair of cats and their kittens. Suppose that all are intact (not spayed or neutered). The multiplication dynamic will proceed as follows:

Year one – 12 cats

Year two – 68 cats

Year three – 382 cats

Year four – 2,021 cats

Year five – 12,680 cats

Year six – 73,041 cats

Year seven – 420,715 cats

Year eight – 2.4 million cats

Year nine – 13.9 million cats

Year 10 – 80.4 million cats

This is a problem! Colorado Animal Rescue and the Roaring Fork Alley Cats, both private, nonprofit organizations, are trying to stem the tide.

We need your support.

Please spay or neuter your feline friends. We may be able to help.

And keep those checks, money orders and cash donations coming in.

Volunteers of Colorado Animal Rescue will be manning a booth in the nonprofit area at Strawberry Days, offering picture buttons of your favorite “pet of the month,” an updated album of current animals available for adoption at the shelter, and tickets for the “Puttin on the Dog and Cat” Ball.

Warmest thanks again,

Sharon Haller

president, Board of Directors

Colorado Animal Rescue

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