Imagine how delighted we were when Wayne Patton, manager of the Home Depot in Rockland, called requesting a project for some of his employees to complete here at the shelter. His call couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. We have recently moved all the cats residing in Cobb House, our infirmary, down the hill into our main building as they were ready for adoption. The next step in our plan was a major cleaning of the whole building. It was a dream come true! A crew of seven people showed up ready to clean, and WOW did they clean! With their commercial steam cleaner, brooms, mops and dustpans, the floors, walls, ceilings and cages were spotless in record time. Many thanks to all those who volunteered. Volunteering is not always working with the animals; it comes in many other ways. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering call the shelter at 594-2200 and ask for Jackie. We are open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


Our pet picks of the week are McCafe and Raya. About McCafe: He is a black male, and, at a year and a half, still thinks he’s a kitten. He frequently would visit my office and shred my paper towels so it looked as though a snowstorm had arrived early. McCafe also thought he should be my office assistant, especially when I was typing in Word. What weird characters showed up on my screen! I nicknamed him “McMischief.” Please visit us and adopt him. He is very sweet and lovable and really needs a forever home.

Raya is a one-and-a-half-year-old black and brown tabby cat, still very shy but getting more comfortable each day. Can you be the one to help bring her out of her shell? She arrived at the shelter with five kittens, and all of her family were very sick. She was a good mother to them, and they all pulled through and were adopted. Now it’s her turn. Please come in and make friends with her.

Please join us for our 42nd annual Festival of Lights Craft Show on Nov. 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Rockland Elks Lodge. With over 40 local artisans, crafters and artists attending, this is the kickoff event to the holiday season you will want to attend. A suggested $2 donation is asked for at the door as a donation to PMHS. These proceeds provide food, shelter, and medical care to local homeless animals and give them a second chance they deserve.

Wish list: Poultry-flavored pate-style wet cat food, window cleaner, liquid dish soap, pet-friendly sidewalk salt and gift certificates to Staples, Walmart and other local businesses. Thank you.