Cats in need of newspapers, other essential donations

Cats in need of newspapers, other essential donations
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By Kathy Chouteau

Apparently cats like to read newspapers. The Animal Fix Clinic, a nonprofit formerly known as Fix Our Ferals, is on the lookout for newspapers, supplies and other donations to use in caring for cats.

“Our cats want your old newspapers,” said the Animal Fix Clinic on Facebook, adding, “In this modern age, where all our news comes from computers and phones, community cats still prefer to keep up on current events the old-fashioned way—with newspapers!”

The clinic said that newspapers are an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to keep the cats comfortable while recovering from their surgeries—and they recently ran out of them. “We’d be so grateful to any of you who might be able to drop some off at the clinic for our cat friends,” said the Clinic.  

“Some of the cats prefer the Sports Section and some love reading the funnies, but all of the cats check the Weather Section first (Wouldn’t you if you lived outside?). Really, though, we’ll take ’em all,” the clinic said.

Those unable to donate newspapers can still help by taking a look at the clinic’s wishlist or by making a monetary donation.

The Animal Fix Clinic is located at 12226 San Pablo Ave. in Richmond and is open Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. Drop-off is from 7:30–8:30 a.m. and pick-up is 5-5:30 p.m. Questions? Call (510) 215-9300 or email [email protected]. Learn more about the clinic here.