From time to time, I have written about nonprofit charitable organizations in our county that meet the needs of many of our residents.
Today, I want to address the needs of one such organization and the needs of the four-legged clients it serves.
Friends of Perry Animal Shelter cares for loving creatures in need of a good home and loving family.
FOPAS has needs of its own.
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FOPAS is a 501(c)(3) organization. That means any gifts to it are tax-deductible.
Now, about those needs. FOPAS needs pet food (dog and cat), clumping cat litter, toys for both dogs and cats, crates and carriers, dog and cat beds, bleach, paper towels, cleaning supplies and leashes. There is a need for additional volunteers. If you would like to volunteer with FOPAS, contact Lynne Gibbs at 478-988-7854.
If you can give any of the items I have listed above, you can call FOPAS at 478-988-7854 to arrange delivery of the item(s) to 1026 Macon Road, Perry. Deliveries can be made Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To arrange delivery, contact Lynne Gibbs at 478-988-7854.
Currently, the group is in special need of dog (puppy) and cat (kitten) food.
Did I forget that FOPAS also could use money? A gift of money would be most appreciated. Checks may be mailed to FOPAS, P.O. Box 2001, Perry, GA 31069.
FOPAS has a website, fopas.org. There, you will find animals available for adoption and other information. FOPAS also has a Facebook page where you can view animals ready for adoption. This information, along with photo, is also available on the website.
Here is a question for you: Why buy a pet from a pet store, when one is available for adoption? Not only that, but often they are already house-trained. They have been vet checked and have all their required immunizations. Not only that, but if you have other pets, FOPAS can tell you whether your choice of adoptable pet is good with cats, dogs and children. Really, it’s a no-brainer.
My wife and I adopted our dog and she is wonderful. In fact, she is currently resting on the floor behind me, keeping me company. I would not take $10 million for her.
David Wittenberg resides in Kathleen. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.