2012-05-17 / Letters

BDLA Asks Community To Help County’s Abused, Neglected Animals

To The Editor:

A cat is found struggling with its neck caught in a steel trap in a McConnellsburg backyard ... a beloved dog that’s been part of a family for years is lost ... a sixweek old kitten is found being abused by children ... and yet another dog has been hit by a car and is lying injured on the side of the road. Unfortunately, all of these events and many, many more are occurring in Fulton County on an almost daily basis.

And who answered these calls for help? Better Days Animal League came to the rescue of each and every one of these animals without any cost to the citizens of Fulton County. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, Better Days does not receive any government funding, but relies solely on contributions, grants and profits from its thrift stores.

Here in Fulton County Better Days operates a thrift store at 232 Lincoln Way West. The store is staffed by an all-volunteer group of workers and all profits from the store go directly to assist any abused, neglected or abandoned animal.

The cat caught in the trap is recovering at Better Days’ shelter in Shippensburg and will be available for adoption soon; the lost dog was found through Better Days “Lost & Found Network” and was reunited with its owners; the abused kitten is in a safe place while being fostered; and the injured dog has survived extensive surgery and is waiting to find its forever home. The cost for caring for these animals alone was in the thousands of dollars, and more than 300 other animals are currently in the care of Better Days.

How can you help? Consider making a financial contribution or joining Better Days Animal League’s group of dedicated volunteers. Assistance and donations are always needed at the thrift store ... help with our fundraisers ... be a foster parent or consider adopting one of our pets ... and many other opportunities are available. Please visit the Better Days Web site at www.betterdaysanimalleague.org or stop in and visit us at the thrift store for more information.

The animals of Fulton County need your help, please help us to continue to help them.

Susan Huett

BDAL Volunteer

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