Grand County Pet Pals appreciates support for Romp and Stomp
February 19, 2009
To the Editor:
We want to thank all of our supporters and volunteers who helped with our first annual Romp and Stomp at Grand Park on Feb. 14. Big thanks go out to Grand Park for hosting and trail grooming along with continued support of Grand County Pet Pals.
Other supporters were, Crooked Creek, Ski Broker, Cozen’s Point, WP McDonalds, The Paw Paw Patch, One Smart Cookie, Four Paws Resort, Town of Winter Park, The Grand Foundation, Mara Erlandson http://www.realwinterpark.com and as always our shelter staff and Pet Pal’s volunteers. A fun time was had by all, sledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing or walking our shelter dogs.
This event was held during February, which is spay and neuter month. Our goal was to raise awareness and funds to help spay and neuter all of the animals that are temporary residents of the Grand County Animal Shelter. Overpopulation is the biggest reason to spay and neuter. The fewer random puppies and kittens being born, the more homes will be available to all homeless animals. Six to eight million animals end up in shelters and pounds and unfortunately three to four million are euthanized yearly.
We are fortunate that we truly have a “shelter” for animals in Grand County, with caring employees and Grand County Pet Pals helping to cover costs associated with their care. Check out some of the animals at the shelter, and find out what you can do to help at http://www.gcpetpals.org.
President, Grand County Pet Pals