Well, #GivingTuesday has come and gone and we let it go by without a lot of Hoo! Ha!, because, quite frankly, we thought, why should we harangue all you good people about giving on one day of the year when you all do so much all year long.
But . . . in the spirit of creating “#days” just because we can, we have decided that today is #GivingThanksFriday. (If it’s not Friday when you read this column, don’t worry about it, we write it on Fridays and we had to pick a day.)
On #GivingThanksFriday, we give thanks to and celebrate YOU!
You foster animals for us, a difficult and sometimes heartbreaking job, but one that is the foundation of our rescue and adoption program.
You volunteer hours every week in our spay/neuter clinic, helping us move closer every year to our mission to end abandonment and homelessness for pets.
You help us get our mailings out, organize our special events, hold your own fundraiser events with your friends and colleagues, all of which enables us to function and provide services on a bare bones budget.
You call us when you find an animal in distress and then go out of your way to help us help that animal.
You adopt our animals and get your friends to do the same so that we can help even more animals. Then, after doing all of that, you help us with your financial support.
You are the Oswego County Humane Society.
And in that spirit, here is one more thing YOU can do. The Humane Society has lots of handsome, elegant, interesting and cats available for adoption. You can see them at www.oswegohumane.org. For the entire month of December, adopt one cat over six months old and the adoption fee is only $50. Adopt another best buddy for him or her and the adoption fee is only $25 for the second cat. The adoption fee for all cats over one year old is only $25–not because they’re worth less–but only because they need homes more.
Speaking of being a part of the Humane Society, bring a bag of scoopable litter or a bag of dry cat or kitten food (or $5) to the American Foundry on December 21st from 7 to 11 for the Third Annual Holiday fundraiser for the Oswego County Humane Society. Featuring the Billionaires with Tom Ciappa. A party for the animals with the party animals!
The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County. The office is located at 265 W. First St., Oswego. Phone 207-1070. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.oswegohumane.org