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Animal Sanctuary deserves an extension


Last updated 3/6/2008 at Noon

I am a 12-year-old girl who lives in Fallbrook and I noticed an article on the front page of the Village News, dated 2/28, about the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary being closed if they do not meet a list of demands. I do not agree with this decision.

The Animal Sanctuary is the only shelter in Fallbrook and there are 91 animals that will be left without a home if you shut the Sanctuary down. Not only that, but I have personally met volunteers who dedicate all their time, money and love to these animals.

If the Sanctuary does not obtain a Major Use Permit, 91 animals will be killed or put in another shelter with an unknown fate. Any complaint about a shelter in Fallbrook is far outweighed by the fact that they reunite pets with their families, offer spaying and neutering services and welcome in wild stray animals so that they can find homes.

They are greatly reducing the amount of strays in our area and are giving more than 1,500 cats and dogs homes each year. I hope that, at the very least, an extension can be given to the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary and that these small but brave wildfire survivors can find a place to call home.

Anzy McWha


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