Humane Society takes stand against dog theft

Grants Pass, Ore., — Margaret Varner is the director of the Rogue Valley Humane Society in Grants Pass.

Taking care of animals while they’re in her possession is important, but finding them good homes once they leave her care, is even more so.

“With our dogs we go out we do home inspections, we make sure they aren’t on chains, we make sure they are part of the family, we introduce the pet and each member of the household to make sure it’s a good adoption.”

Varner says dogs being stolen and used for fighting is nothing new to her, and she’s glad the community is taking a stand against it.

“It saddens my heart to think that there are still things like that going on in our community. Just looking out for one another, unfortunately there are gonna be unkind people everywhere so it’s up to us to make sure our four legged friends are protected, and safe and loved.”

And she wants to make sure everyone is educated when it comes to caring for pets.

“Keeping your dog licensed, tagged, if they do get out as strays that way we can get them back to your home safely. But just being aware of your environment, making sure your pets are safe, but that should just be a normal part of your every day life.”

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