Thanks for helping the cats |

Thanks for helping the cats

Many thanks to Kevin Wiser of The Union for his stories on the cats that were brought to the Nevada County Animal Shelter as a result of their owners going out of town and the animals not being cared for.

Yesterday, 45 cats were adopted from the shelter. Many thanks to the community for stepping forward and fostering or adopting these cats.

A big thanks to Allie Birmingham of Wags and Whiskers for being willing to rescue 17 of them. Many thanks to PAL for generously providing food for them and also for providing funding for spaying and neutering. Allie is truly the cat lady, and it is the very good fortune of these cats to have someone like her. They will be placed in loving homes; their future is looking up.

A big thanks also to Debra Sandler (Foster/Adoption Program Coordinator) and AnimalSave for providing foster care, food and veterinary care for the many cats that they fostered through their program. And, of course, many thanks to the individuals in the community who came forth to help out by adopting or fostering a cat or two.

The staff and volunteers at the shelter also went the extra mile to ensure the cats were well taken care of during their stay at the shelter. Thanks to them.

Their are still more cats, so keep on coming. Don’t stop now. Also, the dogs at the shelter need homes. I dream of showing up at the shelter and having not one single animal there. Actually, if half a percent of the population of this community of almost 100,000 people each took one animal, my dream would come true.

The shelter hours are Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

A giant thanks to everyone who helped out by giving their time, their love and their money to rescue these wonderful animals.

Cheryl Wicks

Nevada County Animal Shelter

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