BCES K-Kids Visit Sullivan County SPCA
FALLSBURG, July 2022 — For the past two years, children at Fallsburg’s Benjamin Cosor Elementary School (BCES) in the K-Kids Club have been collecting donations of pet food, pet supplies and cash to benefit the Sullivan County SPCA. This year, under the guidance of teachers Dawn McCarthy and Lori Lindridge, students filled a dozen bags and boxes with food, collars and toys and presented a check for $1,200.
On Saturday, June 11, the teachers and a few of the K-Kids and families delivered everything to a very pleased Director of Operations Debbie Dittert at the Rock Hill facility.
Ms. Dittert has been the Director for the past twelve years. She showed people the new addition that is under construction. They secured funding with donations and adoption fees to build 24 new kennels and 4 maternity suites. The original SPCA was incorporated in 1907, and the current facility was built in 1950. So, the new buildings will be a welcome sight.
The many dogs and cats were very pleased with the visiting children and so were the kids and their families. Several prospective pet owners were present and holding and petting some precious dogs and kitties. One of the highlights of the visit was petting Jack the cat, who came to the shelter two years ago, was adopted by the facility, and freely roams the grounds greeting all visitors with sweet purrs and rubs.
If anyone would like to donate food, pet supplies or cash, or to adopt a pet dog or cat, contact or visit the S.C. SPCA at 104 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill, NY 12775. The telephone number is (845) 796-3120. Jack gives his meow of approval to that!