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Muncy Locals Aug. 22, 2018

By Staff | Aug 22, 2018

Sunday, August 19 was National Homeless Animals Day. I thought this would be a good time to look out for the homeless cats and dogs in our area. I met with five honorable citizens who have taken on the task of rescuing feral cats to cut down the ever increasing problem of over-breeding. If you see a stray cat in your yard, please try to capture it or call the Tri-Town TNR group to help. They are working with communities and the Beckoning Cat Project to get them neutered. So far they are focusing on our tri-town area, but the problem lies in other parts of the county, and the country for that matter. The shelters are full, they say, so we need to help capture and neuter them. If you see a cat with a clipped ear, then it has already been neutered. This will keep the population down and easier to find homes for them. Donations to the shelters are desperately needed, not only monetary, but supplies such as cages, pet carriers, blankets, laundry detergent, bleach, towels, canned food, and cat litter. You can go to www.beckoningcatproject.org to get a full list. They also have a wish list on Amazon through the Amazon Smile Project. Seek out animal shelters and rescue groups if you are thinking of getting a pet. The main thing is that there are alternative ways to get your pets neutered, if cost is an issue. Look for the special Snip and Tip program in the spring, ask your veterinarian for special rates, and the SPCA will give out vouchers if you adopt. Here are some interesting facts about cats – they have powerful night vision and excellent hearing, and a smell stronger than a dog’s.

Last year 70 percent of animal abuse offenses filed in Pennsylvania were for neglect prompting for Libre’s Law to go into effect in late August of 2017. The law includes stricter tethering regulations and harsher penalties for abuse offenses. More information is available at www.pacourts.us.

I received a letter from Rep. Garth Everett about the boat launch urging me to write to Governor Wolf to release funding for a new one, and his office even drafted a letter to make it easier. If you wish to participate, contact his office in Muncy.

Volunteers are really needed to help with the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Next week the Luminary will share some of the rewards and benefits volunteers receive while working there. They have so many fun activities at the center, and need more help. There are summer picnics, musical concerts, field trips, birthday parties, and garden strolls to name a few that residents can enjoy with the added help.

Muncy Events

Fri. Aug. 24 Toddler Tales at 10 a.m. (age 1-3) at the Muncy Public Library.

Fri. Aug. 24 Muncy 4th Friday, downtown Muncy, 5-9 p.m. Live entertainment.

Sat. Aug. 25 community fundraiser at Pennsdale United Methodist Church, 8-2.

Weds. Aug. 29 Preschool Storytime at 10 a.m. (ages 3-5), Muncy Public Library.

Fri. Aug. 31 Toddler Tales at 10 a.m. (age 1-3), Muncy Public Library.

Sept. 5 & 6 senior box distribution days for those eligible at the Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter Street, Muncy. Weds. 9-noon and Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 8 Ribbon cutting ceremony for East Lycoming YMCA’s 10th anniversary and building re-dedication, 10 a.m., 50 Fitness Drive, Muncy.