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There are plenty of kittens and cats to adopt at Friends of Plumas County Animals in Quincy. Photo courtesy of Friends

Animal Tales: Close out the year by helping Friends of Plumas County Animals

Submitted by Friends of Plumas County Animals

It’s hard to believe this 2022 year is coming to an end. It’s been a hectic ride for our rescue with the purchase of the new building in January and the refurbishing and remodeling to get the site code-ready for animals.

Along with all it took to open the rescue, Friends recently had applied for a large grant through UC Davis and we were hoping to start a Spay/Neuter program to deal with the overabundance of kittens from feral cat colonies throughout the county, but most unfortunately we did not receive any monies. This was very disappointing as it was understood the grant was to aid fire-devastated areas with low resources control animal populations and Plumas County seemed to fit the criteria perfectly. We will apply again and again to that entity and for other grants until we can get a TNR program to help with the feral feline populations in Greenville and every other town in the county.

Most fortunately, county Animal Control services did receive monies from their application on the UC Davis grant. It seems the direction of the money is to be applied to owned cats, not ferals, but that certainly will help control birthing numbers and might free up some county money for ferals. It will be a relief to have the county come up with a program to help citizens spay and neuter their animals. These are hard times and people displaced from the fires and those having to rebuild their lives may find relief in a county program.

The numbers of animals coming into rescue this short 6-month year since Friends has been in operation has been, at times, overwhelming. Our volunteers are real troopers and have met every need of the felines in our care with humor and good grace. We are very fortunate to have such dedicated and loving people involved in rescue. We certainly do need more help though and if you have even a two hour block of time once a week to volunteer please come in and talk to us and get an application. We would love to share the good times and the workload!

Friends is having a short General meeting on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 pm and if you are curious please come by the rescue at 1093 Lee Road in Quincy and talk to us and meet some of the others involved in rescue. We promise to not saddle you with four  cats to take home!! (at least not at the first meeting)

We also need donations to continue the good work we do for the animals. If you have not sent in your end of year donation please consider doing it ASAP. All gifts are tax deductible and all monies go directly to the care of the animals.

From our Board and our volunteers may your holidays be filled with laughter and love.

Friends of PC Animals is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible.  No one in Friends gets a salary and no money is spent on administrative fees. Friends is not a county entity. Donations can be sent to Friends, PO Box 182, Quincy 95971 or brought to the site at 1093 Lee Rd. Thank you for your continued support.

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