Now that the spay and neuter program is under way, thanks to its heroic volunteers, I would like to enlist support for the other animal welfare project initiated by Cisco's Amigos--a makeshift animal sanctuary on the south side of town.
Brief history:The sprawling home of Don Luis and Maria, at the corner of Ma. Asuncion and Negritos across from the schools, had long been the "depository" for nearly thirty unwanted animals when Maria, their caretaker, died on March 1st two years ago. Cisco's swooped in to spay and neuter all of the dogs and cats and collect donations for food and preventative medicine (fleas and parasites). Because I lived around the corner, love animals and admired Maria, I volunteered to be the primary feeder.
Dubbed Cat Central because cats far outnumbered dogs at the time, it now has a stable population of "only" fifteen who eagerly greet visitors and eat in their special room. Homes have been found for all of the adoptable animals, but efforts to solicit help from 92-year-old Don Luis, his extended family and neighbors have ended in utter failure and lots of "disappeared" food. By default, sustaining his endearing collection of pets requires a wider community effort.
In the prolonged absence of Cisco's, it has become increasingly difficult for one person to financially support the critters and feed them every single day. Please contact me directly through the white envelope or by calling (315) 351 5395 if you can make a small donation: a bag of dry food, ten minutes of your time or 150 pesos ($10 US or CAN from afar through PayPal) to purchase quarterly doses of medicine. Any monetary donations will be carefully managed and "the books" will be open. I would gladly send you a few photos of Cat Central residents and/or introduce you to the menagerie.
Muchismas gracias on behalf of los preciosos traviesos: Bobby, Mona, Chaparita, Ali, Gloria, Octavio, Petra, Nuez, Rhonda, Noche, Paula, Delgado, Ramon, Tigre & Tommy
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