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The News drive for SPCA extended to Feb. 28

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After some discussion we have decided to extend the drive for the SPCA until Feb. 28.

The photo this week is a compilation of animals who have been rescued. In this photo there are: cats that were abandoned; a former fight ring dog; a cat that was part of a litter someone tried to give to an Asian restaurant; a dog left crated for up to 17 hours a day; a dog no one missed; and the cat who is in her fifth and final home. Each pet has a story, some are absolutely heartbreaking. All of these have happy endings.

There are so many reasons why a pet would need rescue: allergies; baby on the way; dog barks; cat scratched furniture; too many animals; animal requires attention; person is abusive; couple breaks up; the person dies...I could go on. From legitimate to  absolute absurd, pets need shelter every single day. Where do they go? If lucky, shelters, rescues, foster homes or the random person who finds them. The demand is always much higher than what's available.
If you think it is hard seeing what is shared on social media, think about what it would be like to be the person who is going into the hoarders home, taking in abandoned or sick animals or taking the abused animal to the vet. Also think of the other side- seeing the animal matched with the perfect person or family. Things done by the people at Pictou SPCA.
Please consider joining us to help the SPCA. The following is a list of items needed:
Cat scratch posts (18 inches and under), bleach, towels and cloths, pate cat food, disposable gloves, clumping & non-clumping cat litter, clear garbage bags, Canadian Tire money, pet shop gift cards Kong dog toys and dog and cat treats
To those who have donated already, thank you! To anyone thinking of donating, you can come to our office Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Know every little toy counts and is deeply appreciated.


– Nikhi Cormier, an animal lover and employee at The News writes The Paw Files

The photo this week is a compilation of animals who have been rescued. In this photo there are: cats that were abandoned; a former fight ring dog; a cat that was part of a litter someone tried to give to an Asian restaurant; a dog left crated for up to 17 hours a day; a dog no one missed; and the cat who is in her fifth and final home. Each pet has a story, some are absolutely heartbreaking. All of these have happy endings.

There are so many reasons why a pet would need rescue: allergies; baby on the way; dog barks; cat scratched furniture; too many animals; animal requires attention; person is abusive; couple breaks up; the person dies...I could go on. From legitimate to  absolute absurd, pets need shelter every single day. Where do they go? If lucky, shelters, rescues, foster homes or the random person who finds them. The demand is always much higher than what's available.
If you think it is hard seeing what is shared on social media, think about what it would be like to be the person who is going into the hoarders home, taking in abandoned or sick animals or taking the abused animal to the vet. Also think of the other side- seeing the animal matched with the perfect person or family. Things done by the people at Pictou SPCA.
Please consider joining us to help the SPCA. The following is a list of items needed:
Cat scratch posts (18 inches and under), bleach, towels and cloths, pate cat food, disposable gloves, clumping & non-clumping cat litter, clear garbage bags, Canadian Tire money, pet shop gift cards Kong dog toys and dog and cat treats
To those who have donated already, thank you! To anyone thinking of donating, you can come to our office Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Know every little toy counts and is deeply appreciated.


– Nikhi Cormier, an animal lover and employee at The News writes The Paw Files

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