Sign donated to county’s animal shelter |

Sign donated to county’s animal shelter

Pictured from left are Leeron Liftik, animal behaviorist; Caralyn Figone, animal control officer at the Grass Valley Animal Shelter; and Susan Brandt, founder of Rational Animal.
Photo submitted by Sandra Boyd

As part of their efforts to help promote the Grass Valley Animal Shelter and animal adoptions at the city shelter, Rational Animal produced and gifted a beautiful, locally-made sign now installed on Freeman Lane. For their next project there, the organization is raising money to help the shelter fulfill their dreams of having a “Catio” — a patio for cats awaiting their forever homes, where they can get sun, a view of nature, move more freely and socialize. For a $100 donation, the talented artists from Swazzle Puppet Studio, Sean and Patrick Johnson, will create illustrations of people’s pets to be painted in the new mural inside the shelter. For more information, contact Susan Brandt at 917-239-9229 or donate through their website at

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