Local animal groups herd together

The new All About the Animals coalition of local animal welfare groups are distributing their "beat the heat" fliers advertising their summer campaign for providing low-cost spay and neuter services to east Idaho communities, from Rexburg to Pocatello.
Catie Clark

Seven eastern Idaho animal welfare organizations came together in Blackfoot on Tuesday to form a coalition call "All About the Animals." They signed an agreement to cooperate and pool their resources. The group locations stretched from Rexburg to Pocatello.
The coalition has both municipal shelters and non-profit groups as members. The organizations include:
- Snake River (Idaho Falls) and Blackfoot Animal Shelters
- For the Love of Pets in Roberts
- Portneuf Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
- Bingham County Humane Society
- Pocatello Animal Shelter
- Rexburg Animal Shelter
- Fort Hall Pets/Reservation Organized Animal Rescue (ROAR)
"We are going to work together to share our resources, educate our communities, and reduce the number of homeless animals," said Kristin Sanger, executive director of the Snake River and Blackfoot Animal Shelters. "Right now, we are focusing on cats. The cat population is just too large in our area. We aim to provide assistance to control the number of cats through spay and neuter programs along with other humane alternatives to euthanizing treatable and healthy felines."
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