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An Open Letter from the Lassen Humane Society

On November 8th, the Lassen Humane Society published this open letter:

“During the 2022 calendar year Lassen Humane Society LHS was gifted with approximately $300,000 in benevolent gifts. These gifts represented an opportunity to go above and beyond our current spay/neuter program. With the immensely appreciated additional funding the decision was made to focus the money on enhancing the spay/neuter program for cats and beginning a spay/neuter program for dogs.”

“We would still sponsor the spay/neuter program for the Lassen County Animal Shelter, as well as to provide financial assistance for Veterinarian identified emergencies.”

“The goal of Lassen Human Society is to maintain a program we can support.”

According to the letter, this year to date LHS has provided the following subsidies:

“Did you know that in just seven years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could
produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens?*”

“This is not a funding level we can sustain, but we are committed to use our benevolent donations to continue to reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies being born each year. There is much more work to do.”

“We cannot continue to help make an impact on this problem without the generous support of the business and citizens of our local county, and we cannot continue to be successful without the many volunteers.”

“We then pay a subsidy for each cat’s spay neuter; if it is feral, we also pay for the rabies vaccination.”

“Lassen Humane Society is a service organization. As such we do not have any legal authority, nor do we have any facilities. We do not rescue animals, and most importantly, we are not affiliated with the Lassen County Animal Shelter. We do assist them financially with projects they do not have funding for and do spay/neuter dogs and cats personally adopted from that facility.”

“As you can see our one-time funding will not last long enough to make a big dent in the
problem of overpopulation of unwanted kittens and puppies. If you appreciate the current
efforts your Humane Society is making to reduce the unwanted kittens and puppies being born each year, there are many ways you can help.”

  1. Join the Humane Society as an active member and volunteer some of your time so
    we can increase our fundraising activities.
  2. Offer financial support.
  3. Sponsor an area of the county to encourage neutering and reduce unwanted litters.

Do you want to see what we do and maybe join the Humane Society? Come to one of our monthly meetings. We meet at 5:15 on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Lassen County Board of Supervisors’ boardroom, 707 Nevada Street.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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