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Humane Society of Knox County to Celebrate Opening of New Cat Facility

Posted March 09, 2012, at 12:01 p.m.
Last modified March 09, 2012, at 12:20 p.m.
The public is invited to a housewarming party with special guest Togus the Cat in celebration of the Humane Society of Knox County's new cat care facility on March 17 from 1:00 - 4:00.
The public is invited to a housewarming party with special guest Togus the Cat in celebration of the Humane Society of Knox County's new cat care facility on March 17 from 1:00 - 4:00.
The Cobb House, the Humane Society of Knox County's new cat care facility, to be opened with a housewarming party on Saturday, March 17.
The Cobb House, the Humane Society of Knox County's new cat care facility, to be opened with a housewarming party on Saturday, March 17.

THOMASTON, Maine — The Humane Society of Knox County (HSKC) Staff and Board, and special guest Togus the Cat, will celebrate the opening of The Cobb House, their new cat care building, with a housewarming party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17.

The public is invited to this special celebration at 17 Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston. Togus will assist with the ribbon cutting ceremony. There will also be tours of the new facility, displays highlighting HSKC’s exciting foster care and spay/neuter programs, and refreshments.

HSKC Board President Warner Vaughan said: “Thanks to the generosity of the late Martha Cobb, we were able to fund the construction of this much needed facility to help us shelter the ever growing population of homeless cats in this area. We hope everyone will join us for the housewarming and support our progress in providing an improved environment for cats in our care.”

HSKC Executive Director Tracy Sala added: “I hope this celebration will also call attention to our continuing needs, including foster care homes, shelter volunteers, ongoing operating expenses, and support of spay/neuter efforts. And, for those who don’t want to come to a housewarming party empty handed, we will gladly accept donations of any items on our wish list.”

The Cobb House includes a nursery for kittens, an isolation room for incoming cats, a spay/neuter recovery room, an air exchange system, radiant floor heating, a washer & dryer, and ample storage for food & supplies. This new building, which was constructed by Boggs Homes, will comfortably accommodate 60 cats.

HSKC also has posted a wish list of specialized items needed to operate the new cat facility at the Walmart website. This list can be accessed at http://www.walmart.com/giftregistry/gr_detail.do?registryId=86210622198.

The Humane Society of Knox County was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection, and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the Midcoast Maine area. The Society operates an animal shelter located between the Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston that is open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays). The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to the towns of: Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville & Tenants Harbor, S. Thomaston (including Spruce Head), Hope, Union, Appleton, Montville, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs, and Morrill.

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