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September 24, 2018

Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Send us Your Questions and Cat Food, Too, Please


Dear Readers,
We have two favors to ask of you.

One is for your benefit.

The other is for our benefit.

Well technically, it’s for the benefit of the 72 (but who’s’ counting?) cats we have in foster care.

The first one is  . . . Send us questions. In case it’s not obvious to you, we frequently just make up questions so that we can talk about something that is timely related to pet care or animal welfare issues.

We don’t mind doing it. We can just drag out the old soap box and lecture people to our hearts’ content. But you must have real questions that concern you.

Just ask.

Send your questions by email to [email protected]

Put Porky and Buddy Question in the subject line.

Or mail them to the office at 265 W. First St., Oswego, NY 13126.

Or if you have a comment or disagreement about an earlier column, send us that.

We would love to hear what you think about some of our “lectures.”

Remember, we are here to provide useful information to you, not just to hear ourselves talk.

Challenge us!

Now here’s the second thing.

Our 72 foster cats eat a lot of cat food.

They are eating machines.

We need your help with this if you can.

We need donations of dry cat and kitten food.

Our preference is Purina, not that we are food snobs, but it is consistent in quality, widely available and our foster cats have finicky tummies that get upset when cat food brands are switched too often.

If you wouldn’t mind you can just bring your donation to our offices at 265 W. First St., Oswego, or if that is a difficulty for you call us at 207-1070 and we will make other arrangements.

What’s in it for you?

A tax donation for a charitable gift, but, much more important, the peace of mind in knowing that all those 72 (but who’s counting?) foster cats are well-fed while they wait for their new homes.

We can’t thank you enough for helping out.

And speaking of all those cats . . . the Barn Cat Boogie is coming  up on September 14, in the barn at Fallbrook, 103 Thompson Road in Oswego.

There will be a barbecue picnic dinner, entertainment, dancing, a fabulous silent auction and a bonfire in the meadow.

You can register online at http://www.oswegohumane.org/

And speaking of having fun, Every Dog Has Its Day on September 15 at the Oswego County Humane Society’s annual 5K Walk or run and 1M Family Walk and Family and Pet Celebration, also at Fallbrook.

Lunch is provided and there will be lots of fun family activities.

Admission is free (although you can help raise money for OCHS and win prizes) and you can sign up online at www.oswegohumane.org

The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.

Our office is located at 265 W. First St., Oswego, NY.

Phone (315) 207-1070.

Email: [email protected]

Because people & pets are good for each other.

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