Shine the light

Warwick Valley Humane Society hosts candlelight vigil this Saturday night on Railroad Avenue

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  • File photo by Roger Gavan Local officials and supporters join members of the Warwick Valley Humane Society in a previous candlelight vigil.

WARWICK — The Warwick Valley Humane Society invites members of the community to join them in a silent candlelight vigil to observe International Homeless Animals Day this Saturday night, Aug. 15, at 8:30 p.m. on Railroad Avenue.

The International Society for Animal Rights conceived and began International Homeless Animals' Day in 1992. This is the fourth year the day has been observed by the Warwick Valley Humane Society with a candlelight vigil.

This Saturday's candlelight vigil is an effort to bring attention to dog and cat overpopulation. The overpopulation crisis condemns millions of animals to death every year in shelters across the country.

Suzyn Barron, president of the Warwick Valley Humane Society, explained that spaying and neutering is the only way to humanely reduce pet overpopulation.

The Humane Society manages the Spay Neuter Return (SNR) program subsidized by the Towns of Warwick and Chester. A resident can purchase a $20 TARA (The Animal Rights Alliance) certificate to have a cat spayed or neutered. The balance of the cost of the surgery is paid by the respective fund.

"There is absolutely no reason today that our shelter should be overrun with kittens nor people giving them away in front of stores and not ensuring that they will be spayed and neutered," said Barron. "We have this fantastic opportunity with the SNR fund to reduce and eventually eliminate the overpopulation of cats in our communities. Animal advocates, need help to spread the word and we ask the public to join us at our silent vigil."

- Roger Gavan

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