Letters to the Editor

'Super Adoption' today

Our Valley faces many concerns: jobs, housing, education and more. But at the heart of any community lives compassion. No city or county can live without it; no problems can be solved in its absence.

But how can compassion be identified? One way is through the collective treatment of animals. How can a society that allows rampant suffering of defenseless animals be compassionate to its people? It can't.

There is a solution: Spay. Neuter. Adopt.

Today, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., shelters across our Valley will converge at Fresno City College, bringing hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats, puppies and kittens ready for adoption. All breeds, sizes, colors and personalities will be there, and volunteers will provide expert help to match people with just the right animal.

Super Adoption is a family affair. Enjoy entertainment, visit shelters, talk to groomers, veterinarians and others. Learn about our overpopulation crisis, affordable spay and neuter programs and how we can stop the suffering.

More than 1,300 dogs and cats have found new homes during Super Adoption -- and for every animal adopted, another is saved from suffering on the streets. It's a drop in the bucket, but it's a start.

Barbara Rodiek