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Friends of Plumas County Animals to hold yard sale May 7; hope to defray costs of influx of cats, kittens

Submitted by Rose Buzzetta

This past month an animal hoarding situation has left Friends of Plumas County Animals  with an additional 24 cats and kittens in rescue. These poor animals were in terrible condition with upper respiratory infections and horrible eye discharges. One of the adults is blind in one eye and has limited vision in the other and one of our kittens will need surgery to remove a damaged eye. Right now, she is too underweight to have the surgery but as soon as she reaches the 2-pound mark, Friends will get her eye fixed. Feeding animals, without spaying or neutering or providing any medical care is totally inhumane. No matter how many piles of dry food or fresh water that is put out it is not care when you see 80+animals wandering around —many only weeks old — and most of them hurt or sick or dying.

One of our kittens has died from the infections and neglect and all the others, we are happy to say, are doing well. They are still underweight at about 1.2 pounds each and many are still on antibiotics/probiotics/ supplements for their health issues, but our volunteers are a dedicated lot and they are receiving all the wet food they can eat and all the indicated medical care they need coupled with all the attention and loving care necessary for their well being.

Friends will be addressing the Board of Supervisors on May 9 on the topic of “The impact of unaltered feral cats on the rescues, the community and Plumas County citizens.”  We hope to offer solutions to the lack of awareness on the issue of feral cat breeding and generally are hoping to improve the services of Animal Control in the County.  The Board meetings begin at 10 a.m. and right now I am not sure where on the agenda Friends will be placed. You can attend physically, through Zoom or on the county’s website live feed.

The rescue of these animals has put a huge strain on the finances of Friends and to help with the costs we are having a yard sale on Sunday, May 7 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale will be at the rescue, 1093 Lee Rd in Quincy and we will have LOTS of furniture, household items and tons of other stuff for you to look through.  Please come and support the good deeds of Friends!

We are also having a raffle to raise money for unexpected costs. We have three amazing prizes to choose from and will be selling tickets at the Yard Sale on Sunday also. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5…a real deal!

Thank you to all the animal loving members of our community. Your gifts of food, supplements and financial support are very much appreciated and your notes of support keep our spirits high…

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. Friends is not a county entity. Donations can be sent to Friends, PO Box 182, Quincy 95971. Thank you for your continued support.

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