My book of Halloween ghost stories, “Ghosts and Other Dead Things,” is on sale on Amazon now. Priced at $.99, all proceeds will go to fund Animal Rescue in my area. I support a spay-neuter program that goes door to door in poor areas and spays and neuters dogs and cats for pet owners who cannot afford veterinary care. They also set up vans, and allow people to bring cats and dogs in for free neutering, spaying and shots.

We hope that this will end the massive amount of killing in local animal shelters, and allow for No Kill status in the area soon. Preventing unwanted litters is key to avoiding deaths, and great progress is being made. This particular group I donate to is comprised of concerned volunteers who take nothing for their services, so all donations cover actual costs without a huge overhead.

Nothing is scarier than a pound, for any cat or dog.