Seventh and eighth grade students at Chautauqua Lake Central School recently collected items for the Westfield Stray Cat Rescue (WSCR). In one week, students and staff collected 17 rolls of paper towels, 28 pounds of dry cat food, 34 cans of cat food, 75 pounds of cat litter, 16 cloth towels, three containers of laundry detergent and three boxes of dryer softener sheets, as well as $214 in cash contributions. In addition, they collected two bags of used clothing for the Thrifty Kitty thrift store, whose sales support WSCR.
The Westfield Stray Cat Rescue was organized in 2007 to address the problem of abandoned and homeless cats in the Westfield area. Cats are housed in their temporary shelters until they have found permanent homes. The rescued cats and kittens receive medical attention, tests, vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered before they are adopted. Westfield Stray Cat Rescue is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation located at 59 E. Main St. in Westfield. The Thrifty Kitty store, located at the same address, is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 326-2040 for more information.
Showing some of the items collected for WSCR are (front row) Corrine Elliot, Josh Janicki, Jenna Briggs and Justin Wiemer; (standing) Sten Homme, Sara Godfrey, Anna Sena, Hannah Gilmore and Hunter Walczak. Class advisers are Chris Rammacher and Craig Riedesel, grade 7; and Stephanie Janicki and Shelly Walsh, grade 8.