Pet Talk (week of August 15, 2018)

HOULTON, Maine — Summertime, Dog Days, kitten season, or whatever you call it, this summer has been busy. There has been lots to do, so I am behind with our newsletter. The shelter workers and foster moms have been busy with kittens, Volunteers are getting ready for our famous yard sale, CJ and Courtney are getting ready for the next spay and neuter clinic and keeping up with keeping our shelter top notch.

We recently had a state inspection and passed with flying colors. Of course, we are not surprised. The staff works very hard to keep things very clean and the animals cared for the way they deserve.

We have kittens, so stop in and check them out! Some have yet to be fixed so we can’t adopt them out yet, but these fluffy balls won’t last long. Foster moms have done a great job with these guys and gals. We have cats that are coming in very young and pregnant so these kittens that we are adopting out, will not have that worry.

Our next board meeting is Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Come join us and help our shelter be the best it can be. We are searching for board members and volunteers. Could you be our next one? We manage to have a great time and do great things. Upcoming events include our yard sale on Aug. 25 at the Varney Agency on North Road. We are looking for donations. No clothing please or electronics. Items can be dropped off at the shelter. We ask that items be clean and of good quality.

This is such a fun event and people love our yard sale. Stop in and get some great items and help out our shelter. CJ and Courtney are setting up our next spay and neuter clinic. As I mentioned we are seeing very young cats coming in pregnant. Babies having babies. It’s very sad and so preventable. If you have a cat please get it spayed or neutered. You may think it’s too young to get pregnant, but it happens all the time. Call 532-2862 for more info. We do spays and neuters for all incomes. You may qualify for a lower cost procedure. We would really like to thank the people who drop off or mail donations to us. Some even have supplies sent from amazon! We so appreciate these donations.

Just when supplies or cash gets low someone comes in with cash, wet cat food, cleaning supplies or even a hug. There are so many good people out there and we know it. Remember please don’t litter. Neuter your pets.

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