To the editor:
We at Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary would like to thank the Pine Island community for all the support we have received this year. Whether you've dropped off something in our bin or mailed a check, it is very much appreciated. We will be mailing out tax receipts soon, but the love sent to you by the felines in our care can't be put into words.
This year we have been involved in several different fund-raising events and if you participated in any of them, thank you. Our most popular by far was the Giving Tree this Christmas at Winn-Dixie. We had the best response yet and needed to add ornaments several times! The supplies you gave really help and the kitties loved the toys - some of them a little too much, like the chirping mouse. Those things should come with off buttons! A big thank you to Winn-Dixie for allowing us to have the tree again this year!
An even bigger thank you goes out to all who have adopted from us. You are part of our family and we want to continue to be there for you. As always, we offer free boarding and nail trims for our former residents. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask!
Some of those adoptions were made possible because of the Cat of the Week column that the Pine Island Eagle is kind enough to run for us each week. Thanks to everyone at the Eagle for giving us the opportunity to showcase our furry friends.
Edith Schulte of C.A.T.S. (Pine Islands TNR) has been our angel since the beginning. Thank you Edith for all you do to help the island kitties.
We have grown a lot in our almost 4 years here on Pine Island. We have made a lot of friends and the community has really made us feel welcome. We want to keep giving back and hope to be able to help dogs and other homeless animals when we get land.
Thank you again. We couldn't have gotten as far as we have without you Pine Island community!
Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary Inc.