By Rose Buzzetta
Friends of Plumas County Animals Director
All of the volunteers at Friends are extraordinary people, but we have one volunteer who deserved and got special attention recently.
Yvonne McMaster is a farm girl from Gridley and she comes into the rescue every day and does dishes, washes the cat boxes, vacuums and loves and cares for all the kitties in her path during her shift. She is attentive to detail, friendly and kind, never misses a shift and is just a joy to have in the rescue. Yvonne loves horses and had not ridden since she was a young girl growing up on the family farm. She has brushed my horse, Honey, and has commented many times that she loves horses.
Friends volunteers got together and organized a surprise party at the fairgrounds campground for Yvonne to celebrate her 91st with friends, family, food, cake and horses! Horse lover, Katrina Chevette, brought a sweet older gelding for her to ride in the grassy area and I rode Honey alongside. When the party was ending Yvonne’s misty eyed “That was my best birthday ever” was a grand reward for us all. It’s been a week and she is still talking about her party. It feels good to be able to give such a worthwhile person a little love and attention.
Dave Wright, Cori Saysette and Teresa Gutierrez. Congratulations to all three and many thanks to everyone who supported our fundraiser for a new roof on the building by buying raffle tickets. To the businesses that donated prizes and helped sell tickets a huge THANK YOU for your gifts of time and/or products– Plumas Pines, River Pines Resort, Gumbas, Wild Pines, Mt. High Massage, Millies’ Ice Cream, Inner Actions, Mountain Flower Acupuncture, Feathers, Quincy Tow, Graeagle Mercantile, Esthetically Kelly and Pet Country. Our community’s support is heartwarming.
Our adoptions are warming up, but as usual, we have more black kittens than we should. These 7 sweeties will all be spayed or neutered next week. They all are sweet and affectionate, some have bobbed tails, some super long tails, some are sock biters, others love to ride on your shoulder and others are rock-stars at riding the exercise wheel. All of them are loves and need real homes. Please come by the site and visit and pick out a new forever friend. We also have some smaller kittens and 3 lovely adults—well, 2 lovely adults and one energetic, kind of crazy tabby…Popeye is certainly a one of a kind boy! He is blind in one eye and has some corneal damage in the other, but you sure can’t tell. The cat is everywhere and hasn’t found a cat he didn’t love to play with!
Thank you everyone for your support and for responding so well to our Animal Tales articles. The online paper will certainly be missed, but we plan on sending the Tales through the local radio stations after the paper ends this month. Great work to all who kept it alive for this long and especially to Debra Moore. We hate to see you go!
Friends of PC Animals is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible. All donated monies go directly to the care and comfort of the rescued animals, no money goes towards salaries or administrative fees. Friends is not a county entity. Donations can be sent to Friends, PO Box 182, Quincy 95971 or be brought to the site at 1093 Lee Rd. Thank you