2016-05-05 / Front Page

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Cats find place in Saco where visibility is key

Top, Holly Dustin, a manager at Pet Life in Saco, was familiar with Another Chance Animal Rescue and contacted the organization when she knew the store was ready to host a cat. Pet Life staff will feed and take care of Bertie daily. “Guests are going to love it,” Dustin said. “A lot of people from the laundromat come just to walk around and they always want to look at the animals.” The Saco Farmers Market begins Saturday, May 7, which is located in the parking in front of the store. “She’s going to get a lot of attention,” Dustin said.



Left, Bertie, an 8-month-old cat from North Carolina, is up for adoption at Pet Life in the Saco Valley Shopping Center. She was transferred from the South, where there are high kill rates of stray animals, to Another Chance Animal Rescue, a foster-based rescue out of Sanford. “To have a location like this is paramount,” said volunteer Kirstin Mininni. “When you see them coming from a situation like Bertie’s, who has had a rough start in life, it’s wonderful to know that things will turn around. She’s going to get a forever family through coming to Pet Life.” It’s suspected that Bertie lost her eye through an infection that went untreated. Bertie is situated at the front of the store where she’ll be able to look out the window. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Molly Lovell Keely photos) Left, Bertie, an 8-month-old cat from North Carolina, is up for adoption at Pet Life in the Saco Valley Shopping Center. She was transferred from the South, where there are high kill rates of stray animals, to Another Chance Animal Rescue, a foster-based rescue out of Sanford. “To have a location like this is paramount,” said volunteer Kirstin Mininni. “When you see them coming from a situation like Bertie’s, who has had a rough start in life, it’s wonderful to know that things will turn around. She’s going to get a forever family through coming to Pet Life.” It’s suspected that Bertie lost her eye through an infection that went untreated. Bertie is situated at the front of the store where she’ll be able to look out the window. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Molly Lovell Keely photos)

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