There are plenty of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, waiting for someone to give them a good home.
At last count, Dr. Gail Counts and her staff had some 162 cats and kittens.
When one sees them in their habitat outside the building, it is hard to conceive leaving without one.
Dogs look through the bars of a clean, well-kept kennel, hoping someone will choose the unconditional love that only comes from a rescued animal.
If every family in the area would stop at Sierra's Haven and select a dog or cat, take it home and make it a part of their family, Counts would have more room for the dogs and cats that just don't quite live up to the expectations of people who have no clue what the responsibility of pet ownership really is all about.
People buy a cute puppy, then it begins to grow, and it chews the linoleum or something, and the next thing you know, they want to get rid of it. What would it be like if the people in our lives treated us that way?
What would it be like if people said to us, "You're not a cute little baby anymore," and send us away?
The pets at Sierra's Haven have been treated, spayed or neutered, cleaned up, and for what? So they can sit there for the rest of their lives?
No, so someone can take one home.
Few times in a life will someone be given the opportunity to rescue something. Few times in a life will someone be given the opportunity to love something that will give back more love than it gets. Few times in a life will someone have the chance to brighten their life for a few dollars.
Here is the plan. If you are someone who is responsible, loving and smart enough to know unconditional love really does exist, please stop at Sierra's Haven, choose a pet - who will become a friend or a family member - and take it home.
You might be surprised as to which one of you really turns out to be the rescuer and which one is the rescued.