Letter - Hart 11-19-22

To the Editor:

Feline overpopulation is a serious problem, not only in our community but all across our state and nation.

Animal shelters across the country are overwhelmed, under-staffed and under-funded.

A group of concerned citizens in the Huron area have decided to try to reverse this trend and have formed a privately funded group known as “Alley Cat Spay and Neuter Mission.” Our goal is to “TNR” — Trap, Neuter and Release — feral cats to help bring the numbers down.

We are not a rescue and are not associated with the BCHS, but will work together with them on an “as needed” basis. The BCHS will still be the area’s animal rescue and animal control agent as they have been for the past 32 years. The BCHS has limited staff and resources and cannot keep up with the increasing demand just like all of the shelters around the country.

It is our goal to take some of the burden off from their shoulders by reducing the feline population in a humane manor.

As resident pet owners you can help by spaying and neutering your pets and by keeping them confined to your property as per city ordinance. To learn more about our mission, please visit our Facebook page @ Alley Cat Spay and Neuter Mission. If you are interested in helping in any way, please reach out to us. If you would like to donate to our mission there is an account set up at DakotaLand Federal Credit Union.

Please remember, we are not an animal rescue organization, if you know of or have an animal in need please reach out to the BCHS or animal control via the Huron Police department.

Douglas Hart


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