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To celebrate P.E.T.S. 25 years of service in the local community there will be a huge 3-day yard sale beginning on Friday, July 8th and continuing through Sunday, July 10th at the Fayscott parking lot in Dexter from 9 to 5 PM. A rain date has been set for Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th. There will be lots of household items, kids clothes, toys and bikes, collectables such as Snow Babies, 1970's clarinet with case, grooming stairs for dogs, Carolina rocker, small furniture including hundreds of other items. There is something for everyone.
Prevent Euthanasia Through Sterilization (P.E.T.S.) is celebrating 25 years of working towards their mission of reducing overpopulation and abandonment of companion animals. The program started in 1991 with four very dedicated volunteers. Several years after coming together to raise awareness about the need to spay and neuter cats the organization became a 501(c) 3. Over the years several more volunteers joined and today there is a core of very dedicated folks who volunteer their time and money to carry out the mission. Dr. Harold Sherman formerly of Foxcroft Veterinary, now retired, agreed to work with P.E.T.S. to offer reduced spay/neuter costs for cats and dogs to those that qualified. Sue Slate, President, said, that they were elated that Dr. Sherman would support the organization's mission. Today, thanks to Dr. Ron Miles, Foxcroft Veterinary continues to support the program as they have helped through P.E.T.S. hundreds of individuals and families from nearby towns.
Today there is no excuse for not having your pets fixed because there are so many programs available that offer reduced costs. Check for qualifications by contacting The Cleo Fund (for cats, domestic or feral) at 773-6221, co-pays start at $33 per cat: The Help Fix ME program at 1-800-367-1317 that requires evidence of public assistance and the cost is $10 per cat and $20 for Pit or Pit mix dog. Processing applications can take up to a month.
For more information on the P.E.T.S. program contact 564-8092. If interested in donating and being a part of the mission, donations can be sent to P.E.T.S. PO Box 912, Guilford ME 04443. All monies raised will go directly to help animals.