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Help the Dogs, Help the Homeless



This is one piece of the urgent issues facing homeless residents at the PalCo Marsh: The city is set to evict them with no legal place to go, and neither of the city offered night shelters (Rescue Mission or St. Vincent DePaul) will allow animals. ("Eureka: Marsh Campers Must be out by May 2," March 24).

If you are concerned about the issues of homelessness, and the current threat of displacement of nearly 200 people and their animal companions, there is a way to contribute to assuring that dog companions are not taken from these vulnerable neighbors and euthanized: Help vaccinate and license their dogs.

The Other Side of the Fence is a nonprofit, and is dedicated to services that help keep animals out of shelters by providing support to pet owners. Find out about its fundraising campaign to vaccinate and license dogs at www.gofundme.com/savethedogshumbold.

More about The Other Side of the Fence can be found at www.theothersideofthefence.org.

Edie Jessup, Arcata

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