Friday, 06 October 2017 17:02

Porky & Buddy Column: When Donating, Don't Forget Puerto Rico

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Dear Readers: It was only about three weeks ago that we wrote to you asking you to consider donating to one or more of the many animal welfare organizations working in Texas and Florida to save animals caught up in the hurricanes there. Well here we are again. Now Puerto Rico needs our help.

You may be feeling a sort of numbness at the scale of this new disaster. Is there such a thing as disaster fatigue? Probably, but at least we all have houses and running water and cell phones that work. So we need to reach out and help again--and we are not just talking about animals--people in Puerto Rico need our help too! The national organizations, the ASPCA and HSUS in particular, have well-honed disaster relief operations on the ground in Puerto Rico. The Red Cross is there on behalf of the people. Don't send any of them "stuff." They need money. If you are fluent in Spanish, do a google search for the local organizations in Puerto Rico. Even if you don't fully understand the Spanish, you can find the donate button. Do something. It's the best way to fight that fatigue.

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. Located at 29 West Seneca Street, Oswego, New York. Phone (315) 2,07-1070. Email: [email protected] Website: Because People and Pets Are Good for Each Other.

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