News : In a Better World, Mary Doane Would Need to Save Fewer Dogs

Jul 5, 2012

Published in the Exeter Patch and Portsmouth Patch

By Heikki Perry

The phrase “man’s best friend” is not necessarily so, depending on where you live in the United States, especially, sometimes, in the South, where unwanted dogs ending up in shelters are more likely to be killed than adopted.

So says Mary Doane, owner of Mary’s Dogs Rescue & Adoption, in Deerfield, N.H. Ninety percent of the dogs Mary rescues are from a “high-kill shelter” in Akin County, S.C., an area that borders Georgia. She points to a cultural difference between the Southern United States and the Northeast about what it means to keep a dog as a pet, and that extends into whether that dog should be spayed or neutered.

Read the full story in the Portsmouth Patch or Exeter Patch