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Reader's Exchange: Hungry kittycats need help

Almost a year ago, Joy McGhee wrote in to REX to ask for donations of cat food for the feral cats she takes care of in her neighborhood. Joy lost her husband 21/2 years ago (he was killed on Jan. 27, 2010) and she "adopted" these kitties so she could have something to love and take care of. Joy is on a very limited income due to the loss of her husband. Many REXers helped her out by donating cat food to her.

Now Joy is hoping that she will have the same wonderful response, as she is in need of cat food again to feed these cats. If anyone out there has cat food they don't know what to do with (or if their cats won't eat because they're finicky), Joy will gladly accept it.

All of her kitties have been spayed or neutered, so they no longer reproduce, and, although they are still feral, some are starting to come around. One of them, Nadia, even will eat out of her hand! If you would be willing to donate cat food, Nadia, Nosey, Daisy, Patches, Strip and Scout will forever be grateful.

Joy lives in downtown St. Petersburg and can be reached at (727) 482-3311.

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This offer will appeal to those looking for cards, and those who collect vintage items. Karen of Seminole has three large boxes of Christmas and other cards, some dating back to the 1930s and '40s.

Karen would like to donate these to an individual or a group who might be interested in having them for Christmas projects. Her mother saved everything, including everything her grandmother saved, so she has a large quantity of cards.

Karen needs to free up storage space and is hoping to give these to someone before the end of August. She can be reached at (727) 939-1936.

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Jan of Seminole has a fairly steady supply of shoe boxes that she is hoping to give to an organization that can use them. She can be reached at (727) 397-3082.

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Ray Schuster of Clearwater has two items he would like to give to a good home. The first is a treadmill, which runs perfectly well. The other item is an outdoor round glass-top table, with four chairs that fold up. If you are interested in either or both of these items, please call Ray at (727) 791-1599.

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Here's a great and meaningful way to recycle! The Elks No. 2520 Club of Aripeka in Hudson needs empty chianti wine bottles with the basket weave attached for a fundraiser dinner on Aug. 18. Proceeds from the dinner go to the Florida Elks Children's Therapy Services. If you have these bottles to donate, please contact Lisa Majorana at (727) 482-1609 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Reader's Exchange: Hungry kittycats need help 08/08/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:30am]
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