Top, Volunteers Dawn Beban with Sunny (who needs a home), Robin Horowitz, Gita Nelson, Tom Haugen and Lily Sherpa. Bottom (l-r) Rebel with his new mom; Joy and Eric Meyer of Pine Mountain donated toys.
By Tom Haugen
Saturday, March 21 was a good day for dogs, cats and those who rescue them here. The volunteers of the new Mountain Communities Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA) held the grand opening of their newly-placed donation trailer located behind Ace Hardware. In their first year, MCSPCA has helped find good homes for 52 animals. They hold “Barn Sales” of donated items to finance their activities.
Volunteers refurbished and painted the trailer using paint donated by Ace Hardware. They brought adoptable dogs and cats with them, and two lucky dogs found new homes.
Animal lovers from around the community dropped by with good salable items for the upcoming May Barn Sale.
The MCSPCA has a network of foster homes for animals waiting to be adopted. Veterinarian fees for spay/neuter, vaccinations and other needs often exceed $700 a month.
The self-service donation trailer is a drop-off point available during the hours Ace Hardware is open. You’ll find it at the end of Termino Trail.
MCSPCA also advertised in the paper that free dog food is available to those in need. The food was donated by a large pet food company and several families took advantage of this offer. Among those are neighbors fostering rescued dogs during these hard economic times. One man told about his two foster dogs that came from a friend whose house was foreclosed. Others told similar stories with generally happy endings about the rescue and re-homing of abandoned dogs and cats to whom our neighbors opened their hearts and homes in order to help.
Our local MCSPCA helps animals right now, today, when the help is needed. Call us at (661) 245-3035.
This is part of the April 03, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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