Ellie was rescued from a fish plant with her kittens. She was unresponsive for months, hiding during the day and only coming out at night to eat. Her foster parents thought that they would have her spayed and then release her back outdoors. Before long, she was coming out to greet them and would follow them around, looking for love. Her fur grew long and soft and Ellie grew to be a beautiful cat. After foster care, Ellie was adopted into a loving family, Sheila and Ricky. She loves to be around them, jumping on their laps and looking for love.
By Amy Woolvett
THE COAST GUARD
Secure a place on Santa’s nice list while doing your Christmas shopping this year by buying a PET Projects calendar people will get the opportunity to support a great community cause.
“The calendar is beautifully illustrated,” said Penny Smith one of the organizers. “Each month includes a photo of a rescued cat and it’s happily ever after story which is sure to warm your heart.”
Calendars will be on sale beginning Nov 23rd for $15. Proceeds from the sale will enable the organization to continue with its spay/neuter program that the Pet Projects has been working hard on for several years to protect cats in Shelburne County.
“It is our hope that the community will help us reach our goal of 300 sales,” said Smith.
PET Projects is a very small group of dedicated and compassionate volunteers from throughout Shelburne County and is a Branch of Beulah Burman Memorial Animal Shelter Society.
It is estimated that if a feral cat goes unchecked one unsprayed female cat is able to have two to three litters per year with an average of four to seven kittens in the litter.
The volunteers at Pet Projects have worked day and night to spay and neuter feral cats in Shelburne County and to bring back to health those that they have found starving and on the brink of death on the street.
Because of their work, these animals lives go from tragic to ones of hope and love.
“We are committed to helping one animal at a time,” said Smith.