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Grass Valley shelter overrun with cats, needs families, donations

Sammie’s Friends desperately needs the help of the public and cat lovers. Every year from April to October the animal shelter receives about 400 kittens. These numbers don’t change much despite the fact that Sammie’s Friends provides more than a 1,000 spay/neuter vouchers to the community each year. This year the shelter has received many more adult cats bringing the total to 236 cats (160 more than the shelter should have), including “Apricat,” pictured. Sammie’s Friends is $18,000 over our their medical budget for the year as many of the cats have not been well cared for and need veterinary attention. The staff is exhausted, as are volunteers and foster parents, said Sammie’s co-founder, Cheryl Wicks. The nonprofit organization is asking for immediate help through adoptions, donations, volunteering and fostering. “Please find it in your heart to help these innocent animals,” said Wicks. They’ve have been handed a bum rap.” The cat facility is located at 14647 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. Hours at noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 530-274-1955.
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Sammie’s Friends desperately needs the help of the public and cat lovers. Every year from April to October the animal shelter receives about 400 kittens. These numbers don’t change much despite the fact that Sammie’s Friends provides more than a 1,000 spay/neuter vouchers to the community each year. This year the shelter has received many more adult cats bringing the total to 236 cats (160 more than the shelter should have), including “Apricat,” pictured.

Sammie’s Friends is $18,000 over their medical budget for the year as many of the cats have not been well cared for and need veterinary attention. The staff is exhausted, as are volunteers and foster parents, said Sammie’s co-founder, Cheryl Wicks. The nonprofit organization is asking for immediate help through adoptions, donations, volunteering and fostering.

“Please find it in your heart to help these innocent animals,” said Wicks. “They’ve have been handed a bum rap.”



The cat facility is located at 14647 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. Hours at noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 530-274-1955.


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