Record food bank re­sult thanks to the ef­forts of many

LET­TERS TO THE ED­I­TOR

South Waikato News - - NEWS / OPINION -

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

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