Halfway Home Pet Rescue

10 years ago

Contributed photo by Robyn Smith
    Two-year old Lucy is a real charmer currently living at a Halfway Home Pet Rescue foster home. Lucy has all of her medical procedures completed and her adoption fee is $40.

fs-norma-dcx-ar-11Volunteers say that Lucy is a total lover and a lap sitter. “She loves a lot of attention and she gets along beautifully with other cats or kittens,” said HHPR President Norma Milton, commenting that Lucy also is fine with dogs as well. “Lucy would be a welcome addition to any size of family with well-mannered children of any age,” she concluded. The HHPR official will once again have the Trash and Treasure fundraiser and bake sale at 159 Bennett Drive where the former Far East Restaurant used to be. Milton explained that this is to be a continuous weekend activity to enable HHPR to continue providing their outstanding high quality health care and spay/neuter programs. “We would love to have your nicely used items that you decide to toss away while doing your spring cleaning: clothes, shoes, household items, toys, dishes, some furniture and whatever items you just want to pass on for someone else to treasure,” Milton said.  Items can be dropped off to us at 159 Bennett Drive on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “If you wish to bake HHPR some cookies, pies, bread or whatever, we would also appreciate that; all profits from this venture will benefit the spay/neuter and health care program for the homeless pets,” Milton said. The pet rescue is also having an Avon fundraiser this week through Billie Roy, and Avon books will be available on Saturday March 15 at the Trash and Treasure sale. Milton explained that last year, HHPR spent $38,000 helping the injured, stray, abandoned, abused and unsterilized animals of central Aroostook County become healthy, sterilized and placed into good homes. “HHPR volunteers work hard and faithfully to keep this pet care program viable,” Milton said, noting the organization’s lack of tax funding. “Our work is a volunteer’s gift of the heart to the unloved animals around us,” she said. “We appreciate all that our supporters do including donation of the returnable bottles and cans, the used shoes and ink cartridges that we recycle; the collection jars in local businesses are used strictly for medical care for the cats in the hospital.” HHPR is a 501c3 nonprofit volunteer based organization and a Maine state licensed pet rescue. For more information, please call Mary at 999-1075.