Eager shoppers filled the driveway for HART’s rummage sale on July 11. Everything from pink bunny slippers and cowboy boots to ladies’ dress suits and sequined sports visors was available — and that was only on the clothing aisles. From appliances to Zirretta art supplies, a diversity of items kept sales brisk. Thanks to the volunteers who helped price, sort and sell — and to our customers who made this a successful event. We may do it again!
Simba, family reunited
Earlier, while his owners celebrated a family event, resourceful dog Simba picked his kennel lock and joined HART’s volunteers working on the rummage sale. As Simba was licensed, tagged and micro-chipped, a quick trip to Cambria Animal Medical Center placed him with Main Street neighbors who by then were out looking for their buddy. A responsible pet owner and a fortunate choice of destination resulted in a speedy reunion.
Fall drawing planned
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To help fund the ongoing cost of major medical care for HART’s shelter animals, the Guardian Angel Committee is holding a raffle this fall.
This is your chance to win wonderful items, including a handmade quilt and original art by local artists.
Beginning Sept. 1, you may purchase tickets — $10 each or three for $25 — from committee representatives or at the shelter. You need not be present to win. Drawing will be held at noon on Halloween (Oct. 31).
Sept. 1 also marks the start of a monthlong, one-year anniversary of our “Gift Shop for Cat Lovers.” Retail sales are an important part of the shelter’s income and a convenient place to buy pet supplies and gifts.
Drop by and browse through our merchandise.
Membership event set
At HART’s first membership event, scheduled for early October, members will receive a free photo of themselves and their pet, while enjoying refreshments and special discounts; for a small fee, the public is invited to participate.
See our website (www.slohart.org) for updates on the event and membership details.
A home for Teddy
FIV-positive Teddy lived a checkered career as a neighborhood cat. Originally part of a feral group, he was rescued, neutered and received needed foot surgery. During recovery, Teddy’s feral nature softened, but circumstances required that he be relinquished to HART.
Last month, Tara, one of his original caretakers, rearranged her home to accommodate him as an indoor cat and adopted him. We hear he’s thoroughly domesticated and loves his new home.
Window on the world
Now that Fritz and Joe, our FIV-positive guys, have their own window on the world, their lives have brightened — literally. Where there was once a solid, monotonous wall, their new window/deck serves up a lively menu of sunshine, fresh air and intriguing sights and scents daily.
Adult cats $5 off
HART is encouraging the adoption of adult cats (9 months and older) during August by reducing their adoption fee to $5.
Kitten season is just ending, and 24 kittens at the HART shelter are still in need of homes — not to mention 42 adult cats.
Julius is the longest-term resident of the shelter, which provides a temporary home for cats and kittens until they can find permanent adoptive homes. Julius was just a kitten when he arrived about seven years ago, and his friends Ms. Sophie, Trixie and Oreo have been waiting there with him since 2010. Six others have been waiting for four years.
The $5 adoption fee includes a cat that has been spayed or neutered, and has up-to-date vaccinations.
HART is also in need of volunteers and takes donations. The Main Street shelter is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 927-7377 or www.slohart.org.