Petsmart, the huge retailer, has awarded “a modest” grant to the Animal Care Center, according to Sheila Karcher, the ACC’s president. The money came “thanks to the grant writing skills of (a) volunteer Donna Triana. And the organization is hard at work trying to get more such support, because the number of homeless cats and logs, and their needs, is challenging the mostly-volunteer organization.
At last count, there were 45 cats and kittens and 12 dogs being cared for.
Ober the weekend, the ACC issued a call for immediate help. “We are out of dog treats and bones. If anyone is putting a care package together, we are in need of dog bones. No treats at bedtime anymore. Poor doggies, even they are affected by our slow season.”
In a recent letter to supporters, Karcher said donations “have been way down the past two years, the government allocation … is always delinquent, and now at this point in the year, we are running a $20,000 shortfall.”
Prospects for income between now and the rest of the year are uncertain. The annual No Fleas Please, flea market is set for next month. And the winter gala is set for January.
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