From the Metropolitan Library System:
“Every year, over 9.5 animals are euthanized in the United States. Many of these die because there is no one to take care of them.
The Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, presents the Oklahoma Humane Society on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, with a program called ‘Animal Welfare and the Oklahoma Humane Society.’ The event begins at 7pm and lasts one hour.
‘The mission of the Humane Society,’ said Belle Isle librarian Ann Meeks, ‘is to enrich our community by promoting the well-being of animals. They’ll discuss their services and encourage those in attendance to make the protection of animals a priority.’
It’s an unfortunate fact that most animal shelters don’t have facilities or enough money to care for healthy, adoptable animals until homes can be found for them. Communities around the country are also finding in tough economic times that many people have to abandon house pets due to lack of funds. They do not want to drop the animals off at a shelter for fear that the former pets will be killed, so cats and dogs that have not been spayed or neutered run wild.
‘This is just one of the things we’ll talk about,’ Meeks added. ‘I really think that the care of animals is an important issue and I encourage every one to attend this free program.’
“Animal Welfare and the Oklahoma Humane Society” is designed for audiences aged six and older. For more information, please call the Belle Isle Library at 843-9601.”
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll