I would like to respond to Kim Delgado’s letter in the Oct. 4 edition.
I am so glad she wrote what she did. I very much agree with her and want to add a few things.
I visited the shelter after it was taken over by the Animal Welfare Coalition, and I am very happy to announce that it looks really clean, and is welcoming.
The AWC people work very hard to do all the right things for the many animals that are staying there.
As soon as I have the opportunity I will certainly offer my services as a volunteer.
I have noticed that there are still many people who do not know that we have an animal shelter in this town, and it is easy to understand why, since the location is a bit out of the way.
I would like to take this opportunity to point out that the animal shelter is on the premises of the city offices on North Grand Avenue, across from the Rec Center.
I also noticed that many people still have the idea that a dog from a shelter is a lesser dog.
I can tell you by experience that nothing is further from the truth.
First of all, the shelter, at times, does take in pure-bred dogs, but second, most of the mixed breed dogs are smart, strong, have great personalities and are amazingly handsome.
Besides, coming from the shelter and having had difficult experiences, those dogs for certain do need a loving home.
Once they are adopted, they are deeply grateful, and amazingly faithful to their new companions.
Please visit and support our shelter.
Ida M. van Kapel-Cooney