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Posted on Dec 4, 2014

Friends of the Quincy Animal Shelter earn nonprofit status

After about a year of work, the Friends of the Quincy Animal Shelter has earned its nonprofit status.

The fledgling group was formed to not only educate the public about proper pet care and training but also to purchase equipment and other supplies for the shelter. The volunteers also want to help control the pet population, and do their best to keep animals from coming into the animal shelter unnecessarily.

It’s been a long process to earn the nonprofit distinction, said Pat Moore, the group’s president.

“We are so excited to have finally, finally gotten there,” Moore said.

This past year, members of the group started a pet education program that’s taught in an after-school program. The group also raises money to purchase items the city is not able to fund.

Some of the money raised by the group goes toward the spaying and neutering of cats at the shelter, Moore said. Dogs taken in by the shelter are spayed and neutered at no cost through Washington State University.

People who want to make a donation to the city-owned animal shelter can make the donation to the nonprofit group, which will purchase needed items or use it toward one of the shelter’s expenses, Moore said.

Donations can be sent to the Friends of the Quincy Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 981, Quincy, WA, 98848. To contact the group, email friendsofqashelter@gmail.com.

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