Letter: Animals at shelter longing for attention from volunteers

It may not seem like much to you, but it means the world to us.
When you give us some free time to stretch our legs and be out of
our cages, a pat or a cuddle or a small treat, it’s the highlight
of our day!
Dear Editor,

It may not seem like much to you, but it means the world to us. When you give us some free time to stretch our legs and be out of our cages, a pat or a cuddle or a small treat, it’s the highlight of our day!

There are currently about 175 of us: puppies, dogs, kittens and cats at the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter in San Martin. With so many of us here, the needs are great. The three most helpful ways are by adopting, fostering or volunteering. Our lives would be most improved, of course, if you could take us home with you! We promise to love, entertain and enrich your life in exchange for your care.

Fostering some of us kittens and puppies by giving us a temporary home for a month or so can help us through our very earliest weeks. When we are ready for spaying or neutering , all you have to do is return us to the shelter so we can be adopted out from there. If adoption or fostering isn’t possible, won’t you consider spending two hours a week at the shelter playing with us?

Keeping ourselves fit and amused is an uphill battle when you’re stuck in a cage all day! We love it when people visit and spend time petting and playing with us. If you are interested in volunteering or adopting, please visit the shelter at 12370 Murphy Ave., San Martin, or our website to see photos: www.southcountypets.com.

Our 45-minute volunteer training sessions occur every second Saturday of the month at the shelter. Just show up! Thank you, dear people friends. It would mean the world to us!

Your furry friends at the shelter,

(and volunteer, Laura Tindall)

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