In 1988 Dr. Peter Bligh saw the need to address the problem of stray and abandoned cats in the Kings Country area. At the time there was no other shelter of its type and still today the Valley Animal Shelter is the only one that exists in the county. Dr. Bligh, being both an animal lover and veterinarian, also saw a need for these neglected animals to get essential medical treatment, vaccinations to protect them against disease and, of course, spaying and neutering to address the underlying problem.
The ethical medical treatment of these pets ensures not only their well-being but also the health of family pets that may come in contact with stray felines. Controlling disease such as Feline Leukemia in our community must be a priority.