The main issue that will be addressed is the over population of unwanted pets in the greater Shingletown, California area and a lack of understanding about the reasons to spay and neuter pets. A secondary issue that will be addressed is the need for information about what to do in case of a fire evacuation with your pet, and how to take care of them. We came to this decision when local animals shelters witnessed the residents of this area leaving their pets when they were evacuated due to forest fires.
How will 4-H help?
This project is to help the greater Shingletown, California area with pet safety, and pet over population. This will be done by teaching about the reasons to spay and neuter pets along with what to do in case of fire evacuations. We will teach about techniques in these areas using brochures that will be accessible to the public. To supplement the pet population information we will be providing vouchers to lower the cost of spaying and neutering of cats in the area. We will also create and provide information about evacuating with pets and what to do with their pet in case of evacuation and where to bring their pets should an evacuation occur.