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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Local Animal Assistance Group Hits Its Stride

Local Animal Assistance Group Hits Its Stride

August 16th, 2013
adopt-a-dogAn organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for unwanted, abused or neglected pets is scheduling a unique fundraiser in conjunction with Coudersport’s Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 31. Potter County Animal Assistance Project has arranged to have local photographer Ron Haskins on hand at the courthouse square gazebo to take pictures of owners with their pets or related poses from 9 to noon and 1 to 3. A $10 fee will support PCAAP and pet owners can choose from professional photo packages starting at $12. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 814-558-8922. Also at the courthouse square, PCAAP will set up several sales tables and welcomes donations of new or quality used items, other than clothing. T-shirts promoting the organization will be available for $10. Anyone with a yard sale item to donate is asked to call 814-203-7475.

64333-210x314-rabiesvaccineforcatsAfter many months of groundwork, PCAAP has hit the ground running on its mission to advance the cause of animal welfare and to prevent animal cruelty. It was formed by volunteers and is governed by an elected board of seven members. Four advisors provide support and other volunteers pitch in. The organization works in close cooperation with Teacher’s Pet Rescue, the only organization in the county taking in stray and unwanted dogs and finding them homes. 

Seed money came from the Helen Fath Greene Memorial Fund. A former resident of Potter County, Greene left money in her will to care for animals. Initial projects by PCAAP include assisting low-income individuals to get their pets spayed or neutered, and the capture of free-roaming cats for spaying or neutering. All pets get a rabies vaccine and some additional care may be provided. PCAAP has also introduced an animal cruelty hotline at 814-203-4504. Additional projects under consideration include a pet food bank, a network of foster homes, an adoption program and temporary housing for starved, neglected and abused horses.

Over the past year, upwards of 400 free-roaming cats have been humanely trapped and transported to a veterinarian to be neutered or spayed and vaccinated for rabies and ear tipped. Although many of these cats cannot be tamed, more than 50 have been placed in homes. Dozens of family pets have been spayed or neutered at a reduced cost. Potter County residents may request an application for services from Coudersport Animal Health Center, 814-274-0857. Those who want to report a free-roaming cat problem should send an email to pcaap2012@gmail.com. PCAAP meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the Coudersport Elementary School library. To arrange for a financial donation, contact Kim Mitchell at 274-0847.

3 comments:

michelle fiebig said...

I applaud all the people who are putting their time and effort into this project! There will be a place in Heaven for all of you. Animals are our greatest give , this is their earth they were here first. Anyone who is mean to an animal or a child is a worthless individual. Many Thanks to all of you. Michelle Fiebig

Anonymous said...

There still is the question WHERE did the MILLIONS of DOLLARS that Helen F. Miller left to have a SHELTER built in Potter County??? None of her STRICT Instructions in Her Will were followed. There is NO justification with the minor things that were done. There is under 18,000 population in the entire COUNTY excuse me but MILLIONS of DOLLARS since 2005-Interest alone had to be very HIGH-And NOW you are BEGGING for more MONEY...I am sorry but Helen and the Citizens of the County were SCAMMED!!! SHAME on YOU ALL !!!Sincere THANKS to Teachers PET...

Anonymous said...

What is it that YOU DO NOT want the good people of Potter County to Know about Helen Faith Green Miller's MILLIONS of DOLLARS She left with STRICT Orders in 2005 to build an ANIMAL Shelter? She might as well had this built when SHE was alive. It seems like the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ disappeared and now trying to cover their BUTTS with this !!!