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Friend helps friend drop off items for animals at shelter

December 26, 2011
  • Marilyn Malott, left, and Carole Kight recently dropped off animal-related items at the Humane Society of Washington County
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When the season is for giving, some folks just won’t be deterred.  

On Dec. 22, Carole Kight had her longtime friend Marilyn Malott drive her to the Humane Society of Washington County to deliver her large donation of animal-related items.  

Kight, of Williamsport, had just had surgery and was not sure it was safe for her to drive herself.

Admittedly still a little unsteady on her feet, Kight was determined to get the large array of dog and cat goodies to the shelter.  

“I just love animals and I want to help them. I buy things all year long and save them for the holiday,” Kight said. “Thank goodness for Marilyn because I just didn’t want to wait any longer to bring in all the things I have for the animals.”

With a smile, Kight helped unload bag after bag of animal toys, treats and blankets at the shelter.  

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“Wow. This is so kind of Ms. Kight,” said Paul Miller, executive director of the animal shelter. “I can’t imagine someone coming here to make a donation after having just had surgery. This just illustrates how generous and giving people in the community can truly be.”

The animal shelter is in the midst of its Home 4 the Holidays adoption promotion campaign. It is hoping individuals interested in finding an animal companion this holiday will consider visiting the shelter first.

A two-for-one special for adopting cats is still under way and senior pets, those more than 5 years of age, are available for a reduced adoption fee. If the adopter is 55 or older and the pet is more than 5 years of age, the adoption would qualify for the senior-for-seniors program and a further reduction in the adoption fee is offered.  The offers will continue into the New Year.

The humane society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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