We learned early on that the easiest way to communicate with the community about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets wasn't by boring them with speeches or killing trees with flyers which no one ever has time to review. Instead, we had a ragdoll kitty and he and Homeward Bound's co-founder would go out and talk at schools, libraries, and pet shows. We started training him to walk on a leash and harness at 4 months and he was formally registered as a therapy petjust after his first birthday and continued until he was 3 years old. Here he is at one of the pet expos with Lee, that's Valentino. After 100s of cats and kittens fostered by Lee, Valentino was the first she formally adopted.