THOMASTON — From the desk of Pope Memorial Humane Society’s Volunteer Coordinator, Jacqueline Harjula. Now that the holidays are over, it’s nice for the staff and volunteers to have the opportunity to thank those who made it a special time for us and for the animals. Our supporters were generous with their donations of treats — both animal and human. Every day brought a new plate of cookies, brownies, fudge, fruit, or cupcakes to enjoy. Dog treats and Temptations cat treats were a welcome addition to the animals’ diets. The front desk in our lobby was decorated with the many cards sent from so many of our shelter friends, and a beautiful lighted tree added to the holiday spirit.


What was especially amazing was the Pet Angel Tree in our Community Room, overflowing with donations from those who took a gift tag or two, filled the request, and returned with the items listed on the tags. The response was overwhelming. It’s such a pleasure to be part of such a supportive community of donors.

This is a reminder about our Rabies Clinic, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m., with a snow date of Jan. 22. Please dress warmly, and masks are required. The line forms outside of the Community Room. Be sure that your cat is in a cat carrier and/or your dog is on a regular (not retractable) leash. If you have recent rabies paperwork, please bring that. The fee is $10 — cash only.

More good news: My Office Assistant, Felix, from last month’s column, has been adopted. I am training his replacement, Sparky, a beautiful black male, who is very affectionate and curious. He also likes to hang out in the lobby to oversee the activities there. Sparky is not available for adoption yet, but will be soon. He still needs more keyboard training, especially not trying to sleep on my keyboard when I am working on a document. Mysterious letters appear that I am sure I did not type. Make an appointment to stop in and get acquainted with Sparky. You may decide to give him a forever home.

Wish list: Angle brooms, poultry flavored pate style canned cat food, fabric softener sheets, scrubby sponges, postage stamps.