[From Paul Walker and Randy Webster]
True Friends Animal Welfare Center has announced a Blessings of Pets and Open House for Saturday, October 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Father Paul Walker of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose, and Father Randy Webster of St. Mark’s, New Milford and Christ Episcopal Church, Susquehanna, will be available to offer blessings for pets that come to visit the center. Visitors may also adopt a new pet and receive a blessing as well! Refreshments will be provided. Donations of canned or dry dog or cat food, as well as dog and cat treats, will be welcomed. True Friends Animal Welfare Center is located at Routes 706 and 29 in Montrose, PA.
True Friends began in December 2010 following the Pennsylvania SPCA decision to close the Montrose Animal Shelter in March. The organizers contacted the management and negotiated an agreement that allowed for local residents to take over management of the shelter. In April True Friends was born. True Friends management is a dedicated team with a driven purpose to keep the shelter open for protecting the lives of our homeless animals. They strive to be a non-kill shelter, committed to reducing homeless pets by means other than euthanasia. The center’s success requires a united community, especially through financial donations. Tax deductible donations can be sent to The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, 270 Lake Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801. To volunteer or for further details you may contact Dory Browning at 570-396-6011 or True Friends at 570-278-1228.