City council recognizes animal advocates

Four animal advocates working in partnership with Everett’s Animal Control Officer Stacia Gorgone to rescue, hold, and treat animals found in Everett received citations from the Everett City Council on Tuesday, October 12th.

Lisa Cutting from Oceanview Kennel, Melissa Doherty- Guevin, the Dogmother LLC, Carol Pollastrone, and Laurie Stathopoulos from Salem Saves Animals have worked relentlessly to rescue and cover the costs of spaying, neutering, and life-saving procedures for dogs, kittens, and wildlife in Everett. These advocates have taken upon themselves the mission to keep the animals alive and have held animals extra days at no cost so healthy animals would not be surrendered to kill shelters without a second chance. Several animals have been reunited with their owners and adopted out at no charge to new owners because the kennels were able to hold them beyond the state’s 7-day guideline. Currently, shelters have a mandatory seven-day hold and then unclaimed dogs can get euthanized.

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