Oldies but goodies, we have several at the shelter. Senior animals that, for whatever reason, have found themselves at the shelter in their golden years. It's hard enough coming to the shelter when you're young, cute and playful and a quick adoption is likely. Now imagine being a senior pet who has more years behind her than ahead of her, who suddenly finds herself at the shelter wondering what happened.

These mature pets would like nothing more than to have their own home where they can enjoy the peace and quiet of a loving household. To spend their golden years on someone's lap or gazing out a sun-filled window. They may walk a little slower or sleep a little longer but they certainly don't need less love or love any less. In fact, they may be even more loving and grateful since they are well aware of what they had and lost and what they gained back through adoption.

Meet Tilly. She's a very sweet, mild-mannered senior beagle. She is good with other dogs, cats and kids. She would be a perfect co-pilot for that settled family who is looking for a loyal, loving companion.

Timmy is a real heart stealer. He is such a loving, affectionate old soul. As a shelter favorite, we are perplexed as to why someone hasn't snatched up this fabulous feline and filled their life with such love and amusement. Help these oldies but goodies dance to a different tune, perhaps "I'm Coming Home." Adopt a senior animal.

Thank you to all who came out to eat a hot dog in support of our spay/neuter program during our Save a Cat, Eat a Dog event sponsored by Wasses Hot Dogs in Thomaston. It was a great success! Thank you to Wasses for helping us raise awareness and support for our spay/neuter program with their participation and contribution of $250.

Wish list. Odoban, canned cat food, dry dog food, laundry detergent, bleach, large garbage bags, gift cards to Wal-Mart and Staples.