Gandhi said, The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Recent news of an alleged dog-fighting operation in Whitley County and hearings regarding proposed puppy mills in Noble County this week suggest that we have much work to do in northeast Indiana where animal welfare is concerned.
It is my hope that in 2013, we will ask ourselves what more we can do to improve the lives of animals in our community. Lets commit to spaying and neutering our pets. Lets give them safe, loving homes and good veterinary care. Lets speak up on their behalf by ending animal cruelty and punishing those responsible. Lets close down puppy mills and commit to supporting the work of area animal shelters and rescues by adopting homeless cats and dogs.
Saving the life of one animal may not change the world, but the world surely will change for that one animal. This year, please join us in this effort to make northeast Indiana a safe and caring community for all animals.
JESSICA HENRY Director Allen County SPCA