OAKHURST — Here, kitty, kitty, kitty! Local thrift shop Cause 4 Paws is collecting empty cans and bottles which will be recycled and, at the end of the month, all proceeds will be donated to the Cause 4 Paws free spay and neuter program.
Foothill residents are encouraged to collect recyclables in plastic bags and bring the donations to Cause 4 Paws any time during store hours.
For every 13-gallon bag, or a single equivalent donation, donors with a Frequent Buyer card will receive a $10 punch on the card. When the card is full, it can be traded for free merchandise at the shop.
The ongoing Cans 4 Cats program will regularly provide necessary operating funds for this essential animal program in our foothills. So far, the Cans 4 Cats program has already raised $307 to help with the spay and neuter program, reducing the number of unwanted and feral animals in our community.
Known locally as a cat rescue, Cause 4 Paws now has a networking service to match orphan pets with would-be homes. Throughout the years, owner Vicki Deane says they’ve found homes for more than 500 abandoned cats and kittens.
C4P also sponsors the annual Zombie Walk in Oakhurst, which has contributed over $5,000 to the Eastern Madera County SPCA, and they donate a $500 college scholarship each year to a deserving high school student, called the “Future Veterinarian Award.”
Cause 4 Paws is located at 40455 Hwy. 41 in Oakhurst, and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Questions? Call (559) 658-7297.