JAR: Keeping animals safe and healthy

I am writing in response to a recent Letter to the Editor making untrue claims about Juneau Animal Rescue’s response to a recent influx of cats. Juneau Animal Rescue (JAR) does not typically euthanize animals because the shelter is full to capacity. JAR appropriately reached out to the community via news outlets to find forever homes (adoption) for the current abundance of cats. JAR also reached out to me to foster a young female, Nestle, and her six neonatal kittens to prepare them for their forever homes. Foster homes provide loving, safe spaces for animals that need to be socialized to humans, as well as relieving pressure on shelters when they become overfull.

Deborah Craig,


• My Turns and Letters to the Editor represent the view of the author, not the view of the Juneau Empire.