The Commercial Appeal

Support our shelters

- Angela Cooper, Olive Branch

I have been going to Mewtopia weekly for 10 years to help clean, medicate and socialize rescued cats. Other dedicated volunteers come every day to maintain the cleanlines­s and health of the facility and its inhabitant­s.

The complaints in the June 24 article “The cat’s me-OUT” are unfounded and exaggerate­d.

I take pride in what I do for Mewtopia and work hard to raise awareness about our organizati­on’s cause.

There wouldn’t be a huge need for animal shelters and sanctuarie­s if people would have their pets spayed and neutered. Thousands of animals in Memphis alone would not have to be euthanized every year.

If others would like to help organizati­ons like Mewtopia, there are several things that can be done: Have your pets spayed or neutered, donate to local spay/ neuter groups so less-fortunate people can take care of their pets, make a financial contributi­on to an animal sanctuary, become a shelter/sanctuary volunteer, donate supplies, consider including an animal sanctuary in your will, pressure your local city council to enact spay/ neuter legislatio­n, and of course, come to Mewtopia and adopt a new friend.

 ??  ?? DAN WASSERMAN IS EDITORIAL CARTOONIST FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE.
DAN WASSERMAN IS EDITORIAL CARTOONIST FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE.

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