Letters to the Editor (07/28/2012)

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It’s a good time to adopt pets
Editor:
This is a great time for animal lovers in Socorro! Claws and Paws Rescue brought the spay/neuter van from Santa Fe to offer low cost and free spay/neuters for cats and dogs, but now that the local vets are offering the SAME services the van did for the SAME prices, the van is no longer necessary. Huge thanks to Dr. Terri Gonzales at the Ark for facilitating the new low price dog spay/neuter with APAS, to Kitty Zimmer in Santa Fe of the Zimmer Foundation, and Terry Tadano at the Chamber and Pat Salome at the city for coordinating the free rabies shots.
Now is the time to adopt an animal from the Socorro Animal Shelter, located behind the UPS office. The price of adoption is the price of a spay/neuter from a vet, and with the help of the low-cost or free spay/neuters, you may qualify for a free kitten or a $40 dog! Please call the animal shelter at 838-3103 for more details.
If you care for stray cats, this is your chance to stop their reproduction. If you are tired of trying to give away puppies, this is your chance to give your female dog a permanent rest from the stresses of pregnancy. Neutering males not only improves their lifetime health, but reduces aggressive behaviors. Fixing your animals is the first step in reducing the amount of unwanted animals in Socorro.
Please take advantage of this wonderful gift and call your local vet to make a free or low-cost appointment for your cats and dogs.
Jill Urban
Socorro, N.M.

Same old story?
Editor:
“Ground Hog Day” is the title of a movie where the same events keep repeating themselves without change or moving forward. Aren’t the events related to the SEC members voting for a change in representation (5 instead of 11) and transparency — to name only a few — rather like this? We keep voting for changes that are never made.
Now there is to be a “special meeting” on Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m. at the SEC co-op building on Abeyta St. Members are not to be admitted to the meeting, (only the judge, lawyers and board), though members may sit in the parking lot and listen to a broadcast of the meeting. Let’s hope the weather is favorable and the speaker system is working at a clearer volume than any sort of acoustic in the board room. Why could this meeting not be held in a place that could accommodate a larger, interested audience?
We vote and we vote again. We get messed over and messed over again. Nothing changes. Yep! Just like “Ground Hog Day.”
Ruth White

SEC members/owners called to attend hearing
Editor:
The member/owners of the Socorro Electric Cooperative have not been adequately informed about the Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees, their attorneys, and (as I understand it) Judge Mitchell on this upcoming Tuesday, July 31. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the co-op yard on Abeyta street.
This meeting is being held by order of Judge Mitchell, but the trustees sought to keep the members out by holding the meeting in “executive session.” The judge is permitting this to happen, but the good news is that it must be broadcast so that the members waiting in the parking lot can hear it.
So bring a chair and come join us. You’ll gain a lot of insight into what’s going on.
Sincerely,
Audrie Clifford