Successful Christmas Cat Adoption Fair

15 years ago

    According to organizer Norma Milton, the Halfway Home Cat Adoption Fair held Dec. 19, was very successful, with an estimated 12 cats being adopted. The Sleeper family of Caribou provided space behind the Expect More Dollar Store on Sweden St. for the fundraiser.
     During the event, Halfway Home Pet Rescue felines: Janice was adopted, James went to a foster home, Hansel and Gretel, two Maine Coons, were adopted together, Jasmine, Amos and Trudy all found a possible home, with Tiger Lily and Mikey also both adopted.
    Halfway Home Pet Rescue also took six kittens to the adoption fair from the Houlton Humane Shelter and all six went to new homes.
    “People were kind enough to bring in a nice supply of food for the Free Pet Food Pantry which is always in need,” said Milton, “We have already used up the January supply and the next delivery from downstate isn’t not due until Jan. 21. On this date, the free pet food will be disbursed at the Herschel St., PIAH Animal Clinic. Help from the public with pantry food for dogs, cats, hamsters, fish and horses throughout January will be appreciated.”  
    The Halfway Home Pet Rescue uses all donated returnable bottle money to help with vet bills which have run more than $1,000 each of the last four months. The 88 Bennett Drive Redemption will be closed over the Christmas and New Year holidays, but bottles may be left at 11 Pioneer Ave., in Caribou.
    The next adoption fair will be held on Saturday, January 23,  in the same location in Caribou from noon until 3 p.m.  
    For more information on Halfway Home Pet Rescue call 492-1722, go to www.halfwayhomepetrescue.org or write to P.O. Box 488, Caribou, Maine 04736.