Animal advocate to share shelter success secrets with Longview residents
Longview — People considering where to board a pet during vacation don’t think about an animal shelter, but they should.
That’s according to a man coming to Longview to share his formula for successfully fielding the problem of unwanted dogs and cats.
Mike Arms travels the country and beyond describing how to establish animal shelters that euthanize only when an animal is violent beyond rehabilitation or suffering beyond repair.
One trick he advocates is including kennel services as a money-making tool. And, why should parents considering day camps send their children elsewhere when there is a place filled with wagging tails and purring kitties?
“We have the facility of the future,” Arms said from San Diego, where he established the Helen Woodward Animal Center. “We have the boarding facilities in here. We have (small animal and equine) hospitals here. We have the day camp here for the children. We’re part of the community, and that’s why the community loves us so much.”
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