Record food bank result thanks to the efforts of many
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Our annual Fire Brigade Food Drive produced the greatest result ever. So heartfelt thanks to the people of our town, who gave so generously. Our shelves and cupboards have never been so well supplied. Our board of trustees would like the people of Tokoroa to know how grateful we are to all who gave up their time on Sunday, to make the drive the success it was. To the Fire and St John brigades crews who manned the appliances, our thanks for helping us again. Your sirens and loud hailers are the key to the appeal’s success.
Always our gratitude to our volunteers who staff the food bank each week, as they worked to sort and pack away the donated food as it came in. This great team is the heart of our work throughout the year.
Our thanks too, to all the people who collected donations on the streets, and the people who provided their vans and trailers to bring donations in. We had people from every age group and every part of our town. To the Catholic Women’s League ladies, our thanks for providing delicious food and drink. Our thanks also go to your newspaper and the radio stations for publicising our appeal. Farquar Flavell, Trustee Board
chairman. of three months plus two pregnant mums – actually only one now because one of them gave birth to four kittens on Friday night. We managed to get her to the SPCA. We are now in the process of trapping and catching the remaining cats and caught four this weekend.
The SPCA is suddenly being inundated from our one street.
How fair is it that because we are being responsible and catching them we have to pay to get them either desexed or euthanased.
We pay rates for animal control so why is the council not giving money to SPCA to help with this animal control?
I really object to not only paying rates for animal control but as a dog owner I pay registration each year and still I have to pay more.
Come on South Waikato District Council how about subsidising desexing for cats or better still, run an amnesty and do free desexing for a month ( for all cats, domestic and feral). Let’s hit the problem head on now before it gets even worse.
Deb Chappell, Tokoroa