Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Empty collars tribute

In Charleston, W. Virginia, a board member of the Kanawha/Charleston Animal Shelter has been on a mission to collect dog and cat collars --- one collar for each animal who entered their shelter and was euthanized, rather than adopted between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008. She’s planning to display the collars, all 6,553 of them, as part of a candlelight vigil the shelter is holding on Aug. 16, National Homeless Animal Day.

Nicky Walters hopes a display of this nature will have more impact on people, as it provides something they can see and touch.

Do you think people would react if they saw something like this in Bakersfield? Could we even manage to gather the 18,984 empty pet collars needed to represent the number of pets who were euthanized in our County Animal Shelter?

Read their story here.

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