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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 3, 2013 5B PAWS celebrates 14 years f ring "li The Plumas Animal Johanna Dzikowski, Erika Welfare Society will Hansen, Paul Stancheff, celebrate its 14th Mary Ann DeWitt, Steph anniversary this month. Hockinson, Betty Young and, Better known as PAWS, the for many years, Marlene organization was started in Summerfield. 1999 by Plumas County More recent volunteers resident Stephanie Leaf. include Margo Stratton, Since its inception, PAWS Carlene Sedgwick, Patty has saved the lives of more Kirk, Alice Parlier, Michelle than 4,000 cats and kittens. McNulty, Ron Madonna, In 2001, PAWS opened Loren Hoyle, Megan "The Cathouse," its adoption Martinez and Dawna Smylie. center at 2453 E. Main St. in Said Nixon, "It's the East Quincy, formerly Dr. volunteers that make the Frank Merrilrs Veterinary difference in our cats' Clinic. PAWS has been at quality of life." this location for the past 12 Other than volunteer or years. "We're grateful," said donate to PAWS, the single Leaf, "that PAWS has been most important thing that able to rent this facility for people can do is get their cat all this time." fixed, says PAWS volunteer The goal of PAWS is to Londa Lehman. It helps the save adoptable cats from cat remain in better health euthanasia at the Plumas and reduces the population County Animal Shelter. of unwanted cats. "There are Although PAWS rescues still many more cats than almost exclusively from the people to love them," says county shelter, PAWS volunteer Marilyn Irish. recei:ces no county funds and PAWS prides itself on no funding from any other getting all its cats and outside sources. "We survive kittens that are old enough on individual donations," spayed and neutered prior to said Kathy Nixon, PAWS adoption. Cats also receive operations director, "and we their two basic vaccinations, thank the community for its plus rabies, and are tested continuing support." for feline leukemia when PAWS is an all-volunteer fixed. PAWS is also proud nonprofit organization, that it rescues many older Unlike many rescues, it has and special needs cats. no paid staff. "Our success is PAWS helps Plumas due to the commitment of County residents with the our volunteers," said Nixon. cost of fixing their own cats Along with Nixon, PAWS by issuing spay/neuter is staffed by a dedicated core discount certificates to of longtime volunteers. They eligible cat owners. These include Marilyn Irish, Londa certificates are usually Lehman, Bob Gershenow, worth $30 off the cost of a Londa Lehman holds Teddy, a declawed Norwegian forest Marilyn Irish holds Pansy, who has been at PAWS for a year. cross. PAWS rescues older and special-needs felines as well as During the organization's 14th anniversary celebration, adult cats and kittens, adoption fees are reduced. Photos submitted Wolf, from page 1B are well understood. Whether they are hunting, playing or raising the pups, there is a high degree of communication and cooperation. A wolf pack is an extended family. Everybody pitches in to provide for the community and to raise the young ones. What a concept! addition to being social, wolves exhibit behaviors that suggest a high level of intelligence. They also demonstrate playfulness and even a genuine affection and devotion for one another. It is risky to assign too many human characteristics to wolves, but R is equally difficult to observe wolves and not see a bit of ourselves in them. Maybe the wolf speaks to us. It speaks about being wild, free and independent, and still caring and working together spay and $15 off the cost of off the cost of a spay and $30 several mellow declawed Friday noon - 3 p.m.; neuter. But as part of its 14th. off the cost of a neuter,seniors. There are also Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; anniversary celebration, Also in celebration of its several unique breed and anytime by PAWS is doubling the value 14th anniversary, PAWS iscrosses, including a Siamese appointment. Call 283-54,33 of these certificates. For as reducing all adoption fees by ragdoll, and a Norwegian for information. "Come long as the supply last, these at least 50 percent. "We have forest cat. visit," said director Nixon, certificates will be worth $60 many beautiful cats looking All PAWS cats can be "and take home a furry for good homes," said Irish. viewed on its website, friend." Look for the PAWS They include kittens as, sign when leaving East young as 6 months as well as PAWS is open Wednesday - Quincy. This image is the only known color photograph of OR-7. It was taken in Modoc County in May 2012. Photo by Richard Shinn, courtesy California Department of Fish and Wildlife and for taking me back to the wolves I remember in Alaska. And when I walk in the woods, I will try to be a little more observant. You never know who else might be wandering in those same woods. for the good of the family and the community. That may be a romanticized notion. But it speaks to me. I wish OR-7 well. And even though I didn't get to see him or hear him howl, I thank him for making me stop and think ============================================== i i::::::: :::::::::: : :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: " .... t,s Let's find out. Parenting Forum Mind the Gap We need your heart-feh participation in an open discussion on the changing dynamics of healthy sexuality. Howdo we stick to our family values, in spite of the pres- sure of the media and peers? How do we talk to our children so that they hear us? Are we aware of the influence that we have on our kids? What do they want? Are we aware of the gaps in com- munication with each other and with our kids, about this diverse and rather tender subject? Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. Please join our panel at West End Theatre, Corner of Hwy 70 & Main Street in Quincy Please show up and give us your inl ut. This is a FREE event, sponsored by PCIRC. For more information, please call 530-283-5515, extension 15 ..................... nn : : : Hnlllll!l]lllnlH ............. Pacific Gas and Electric Company Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 619 Relicensing Public Meeting Notice Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will be holding public meetings to discuss the upcoming relicensing of their Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 619 (Project) located in Plumas County, California..The Project features include reservoirs at Three Lakes, Bucks Lake, Lower Bucks Lake, and Grizzly Forebay, and the Grizzly and Bucks Creek powerhouses. The Federal Energy Regulatory CommiSsion's (FERC) operating license for the Project expires on December 31, 2018, and a new license application must be filed with FERC by December 31, 2016. To start relicensing activities, PG&E must prepare and file a Pre-Application Document (PAD) and a Notice of Intent (NOI) to relicense the Project no later than December 31, 2013. The meetings will be to acquaint interested parties with FERC's Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) that PG&E will be using to relicense the Project. At the meetings, PG&E will discuss Project operations and relicensing issues. Themeetings will also provide an opportunity for the resource agencies and the public to identify issues which they believe should be addressed as part of the relicensing process. Three meetings will be held with identical agendas to allow the maximum participation by resource agency personnel and members of the public. The meeting arrangements are as follows Location: Plumas County Library 445 Jackson Street Quincy, CA 95971 Date: Tuesday, pril 16, 2013 Times: 1:30 - 3:30 pm and 6:30 - 8:30 pm Location: Date: Time: PG&E Resource Management Center 850 Stillwater Road West Sacramento, CA 95605 Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:00 - 4:00 pm For more information on the meetings or the Project, please contact Alan Soneda, PG&E Project Manager at (415) 973-4054, or The P Society For a limited time only lumas Animal Welfare is offering ;r Discount worth and $ 30 off the cost of a spay off the cost of a neuter TWICE their normal valuel! ogQ *to eligible Plumas County residents for use at Plumas County vets. lg6 Call PAWS at 283-5433 or stop by The Cathouse 2453 E. Main St., Wed. - Fri.: 12:00 - 3:00 and Sat. 10:00 - 2:00 THERE REMEMBER: Millions of adoptable cats & kittens are put to death each year: AREN'T ENOUGH HOMES FOR THEM ALL GET YOUR CAT FIXED NOW/