The kindness of strangers

Article by Louise Olsen-Marquez

Animal Shelters – October 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

THE HISTORY OF SHELTERING the unwanted dog, the stray cat, or the lost pet in Chaffee County could be covered by the weary words of Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire: I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. In Chaffee County, this kindness has mainly been shouldered by busy veterinarians and volunteers — and many of the costs have fallen upon local veterinarians and generous individuals, too.

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