East Penn Press

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Furry friends need your help

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Neighbors, it is the time of year when we all get together with family and friends. Can you imagine what it would be like if you had none and no one wanted you? It is not a happy thought at all.

I'm writing to tell you about "Forgotten Felines and Fidos."

They are a nonprofit, no-kill shelter near New Tripoli and they sure could use your help.

It is particularly difficult to run a shelter like this because if the animals are not adopted, they are kept there for their lifetimes. They also provide spay/neutering services for very reasonable fees.

One of the best ways to help is to become a member/sponsor. The small annual fee includes quarterly newsletters, as well as periodic updates.

They can always use donations such as bleach, liquid laundry detergent, trash bags (tall kitchen and larger), cotton swabs, Purina Cat Chow (blue bag), Purina Kitten Chow, Friskies canned food, hand sanitizer, glass cleaner, mop heads, new cat toys and unwanted towels.

Wow, sure is a long list, isn't it?

But it gives you some idea of the wide scope of their responsibilities.

John Prange, their volunteer veterinarian, provides the spay/neutering services. He is assisted by an "overworked" volunteer staff that can use more help with maintaining the shelter.

Dr. Prange has over 40 years experience who also makes house calls for those needing any other veterinary service.

If you would like to adopt a healthy cat, kitten or dog that has had all the necessary shots and has been "fixed," call them at 610-760-9009. You can also contact them via their website at forgottenfelines.org.

You will feel good if you help these poor creatures who can't help themselves.

Roger and Heidi Crawford

Stony Run, Kempton