Dawn Williams and Deanna Phillips, volunteers with Pets Are Lovable Society (PALS) in Cleveland, said the nonprofit agency wanted to thank the community for responding to the needs of their pets being housed to prevent their destruction. Phillips said the organization received approximately $350 in donations and half a dozen bags of food to feed cats, dogs, kittens, puppies, rabbits, a fox and other stray, abandoned or neglected animals of all species.
“We are so grateful for the community’s response,” Williams said. “Continued support means so much. We always need help. As volunteers we open up our homes to homeless pets. We’re not a kill shelter. We don’t have a shelter facility. We take in all types of species — everything from exotic animals and birds to lizards and rabbits. No animal is turned away unless we don’t have the room.”
Kathy Kinder, president of PALS, said, “We all agreed to give back to our community and welcome any local support.”
Sonny, the Nape Amazon Parrot, Toby, the Siberian silver fox and boxers, Daphne, Dala Jean and Shyler, were also on hand to say, “Thank you!” The PALS volunteers said donations can still go to Bradley Veterinary Hospital on 5527 Georgetown Road, N.W. Cleveland, TN 37312, to offset PALS’s outstanding balance for providing medical care for the sheltered animals. For further information or to volunteer, contact Kathy Kinder at 423-476-9395 or Deanna Phillips at 423-304-6516. To learn more about Pets Are Lovable Society, visit: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN362.html.