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6B Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter jtr A , -,4-" The best possible news has come our way. The, Spay/Neuter Coalition, a combined effort of High Sierra Animal Rescue, Plumas Animal Welfare Society and Friends, has received word from Pet Smart Charities that our application for a grant has been approved. The coalition will receive a $45,000 grant for low-cost spay/neuters for two years -- $90,000 total to help with the costs of altering dogs and cats owned by the general public. This grant is the culmination of much work and effort on behaff of all the plaYers, but especially Chuck Franck of HSAR who did the main part of the grant writing. Many thanks to Chuck and to everyone who believed and helped make this grant a reality. Bette Maddon, animal advocate, will be the program administrator and tells us that the applications and vouchers may be available as soon as December. There will be plenty of advertising and opportunity to pick up a low-cost voucher once the program is in place. If you have questions please feel free to call our site at 927-9485 and we will be happy to give you the latest information as it comes our way. This grant is a major step in eliminating unwanted pregnancies in Plumas ':s spay/neut000000 coalition I for Friends. The owners, the community and thank ANIMAL TALES FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS County animals and lowering the number of kittens and puppies entering the county shelter and rescue systems. Again, many thanks to Chuck, the HSAR board, PAWS, Bette, Carolyn Vickers and the Friends volunteers who worked so diligently on this project and who will continue to work and support the program. Friends has been given the opportunity to be the recipient of two great FUNdraisers. We were alerted that The Fractured Fashionistas fashion show Oct. 5 would benefit our group. The designers and models picked their favorite charity and luckily Friends came to mind as a deserving nonprofit. Many thanks to Mavis Somers for thinking of us and to all the designers and models for this unique fundraiser. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, from noon to midnight the owners of the Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge are offering a "Sing for the Animals" karaoke fundraiser Karen Powell and Steven Lodrig, are both longtime animal lovers who were active in animal rescue in their hometown of Long Beach. They wish to continue working for the benefit of animals in their new hometown of Quincy by offering Friends 25 cents per song sung and 10 percent of the beverage tab for the day. Very generous and a very fun way to raise money for our good causes. In addition, Friends will have food available from noon to 2 p.m. and again from 5 to 7 p.m. Please stop by the Main Street Bar on Oct. 16 and sing out your blues, your soul, your funky rock 'n' roll -- all for the good of the animals. All renditions of "Happy Birthday" are appropriate as Steve is celebrating his birthday Oct. 16. Hope to see and hear you then! Friends of Plumas County Animals has partnered with The Resource Center and will be promoting a pet drive alongside the yearly coat drive for Christmas distribution. We will have a bin for donations of animal items at our site and welcome donations of pet food, new toys, beds, brushes, etc. All items collected will be given to The Resource Center and will then go to deserving and needy homes and animals. We are happy to be of service to Carolyn Vickers, Friends volunteer, for getting this program started. Friends has up for adoption many lovely 5-month-old kittens that are already spayed and neutered, and four 6-week-old fluffy babies, in addition to our deserving older cats. Please come by the site and visit these wonderful animals. Some of our cats would love to help you rid your barn of those pesky mice. If you would like to be part of the Friends volunteer group please come by the site and pick up an application packet. We always have need for "fresh blood" in our group and many two-hour staffing positions are available, as is grant writing, manual labor and gardening help. Whatever your passion we can find a way to let you work for the animals we serve. Call or come by the site at 2163 E. Main St. in Quincy. Friends of Plumas County Animals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax-deductible. No one in Friends gets a salary and no money is spent on administrative fees. Friends is not a county entity. Donations can be sent to Friends, P.O. Box 182, Quincy, CA 95971 orbrought to the site at 2163 E. Main St. Thank you for your continued support. / \\; / To send a legal: typesetting@plumasnews.com To send an advertisement: mail@plumasnews.com High Sierra Animal Rescue's new van is ready to transport animals to and from veterinary appointments and adoption events. The group purchased the vehicle using a grant from the Petco Foundation. Photo courtesy High Sierra Animal Rescue Grant helps pay for new transportation High Sierra Animal Rescue has received a $28,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to fund transportation for rescued animals. Using the grant, HSAR has purchased a 2013 GMC cargo van, which will be used to transport rescued dogs and cats to veterinary appointments and to show them to the public every Saturday at the Petco store on South Virginia Street in Reno. The new van replaces the 2000 Dodge van HSAR drove 190,000 miles over many years. The new vehicle has all-wheel drive, making it much easier and safer to drive in inclement weather, plus additional insulation to make it more comfortable for animals and drivers in both hot and cold weather. It's also more fuel-efficient, making it more economical for HSAR. The old van has not outlived its usefulness and now has a new home with the Northern Nevada Bulldog Rescue in Reno, Nev. That group will use the vehicle for local pickup and delivery at its thrift store in Sparks. HSAR is a nonprofit organization that rescues animals in the Plumas-Lassen County area. Operating since May 1999, the shelter has rescued more than 3,500 animals. The shelter has a state-of-the-art facility built in 2001 located at 103 Meadowridge Lane in Portola. The Petco Foundation has served as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999. Today, with more than 9,500 local animal welfare partners across the country, the foundation donates approximately $15 million a year to make a difference in the lives of millions of animals. Sudoku Puzzle #2678-D 8 9 1 4 7 5 4 2 6 8 1 7 4 6 6 2 3 5 4 1 8 3 2 9 5 8 Difficult 2 1 A LC REA GOR ONE 3|| AE k UMO TUX ||1 RAG srs H I P / t.E YAD Sudoku Solution #2677-D 91 5628374 324579681 67841 3952 281 365749 7461 92835 5398471 26 45793621 8 1 93284567 862751 493 "Current Events" Across 1. DeE spread 5. "The Chronicles of Namia" author C. 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