MILO, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The folks at the Paws Animal Shelter in Milo are worried about the rising cost of heating oil as the temperature drops.
They need help to winterize the old building this summer. For the past 8 years, the shelter has been taking in stray cats, it has a no kill policy and relies totally on donations to operate. The shelter is currently the home for 45 cats.
Volunteer Sandy Smart says in addition to fundraisers to help pay operating costs, they'll need donations of cash or materials to winterize the building. Smart says, "What we are raising now just gets us through. We need extra to be able to afford the windows and the siding and the insulation board to get this thing tighter so that you know we don't use so much oil."
The shelter volunteers will be also holding a rummage sale and bake sale at the Milo town office on February 5th and 6th. Anyone interested in donating can call Sandy at 965-8547 or Donna at 965-5277.