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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 7B With support of community, Luna the cat finds a home In February 2013 Friends of Plumas County Animals took in an adult cat who had been hiding and living in fear her whole life. This beautiful Persian cross female is a shy and quiet cat who was so terrorized and frightened of the other cats in the house she spent the first nine years of her life hiding behind a washer. When Luna first came to our rescue she spent months under her blankets, under her beds, behind her litter box -- anywhere she could hide from the world and feel safe. We dubbed her the "turtle cat" because she was always under something and only occasionally would she stick her head out to test the new world she was living in. After months of gentle words and brushing, quiet petting and consistent care, Luna was able to sit on top of her blankets. It was such an accomplishment for her and such a milestone in her development -- the volunteers were thrilled. With the volunteers of Friends Luna was cautious, but accepting, but she still was not very social or welcoming of strangers: a real problem to finding her a "forever home." Luna lived with Friends, alternating between her roomy enclosure and lounging in her hammock to the personal space of one of our playrooms for exercise and that has been her life for the last 1.5 years. Last week a family from Washington was visiting in Quincy and, being cat lovers, their children were at our site daily playing with the kittens and visiting ANIMAL TALES FRIENDS OF PLUMAS COUNTY ANIMALS the older cats. Twice they brought their mother and she carefully petted Luna and heard her sad story. The family went home to Seattle and then we got an email from Morn saying she was sorry she had not taken Luna home with them. This woman's kind heart knew Luna was meant to be in an understanding home and not a rescue something we think is the right of all the animals we help and house. Wanting to make sure the new owner understood Luna's social limitations they were contacted and we were told she would live in the bedroom where she could come out of the closet -- or not, depending on how comfortable she was. No other animals would bother her and she would have the rule over her small domain. Perfect. The next hurdle was to get her to Seattle. Our volunteers immediately put the word out -- could anyone give Luna a ride to Seattle or points north and her new home? Within a day someone offered to pay for a plane ticket for Luna, a couple offered to take her partway with them on a plane trip they had planned to Portland, another offer came in to drive her to f Portland and Community Connections came through with a ride straight to Seattle from a visiting relative at the end of August. What a wonderful response from the community to help this cat get to her new home! After talking to her new owners it was decided to get her to Seattle as soon as possible and they were willing to drive to Portland and meet our volunteer in that city. Luna's bag was packed with her favorite kitty hammock, some salmon treats, a few cans of her wet food and some of her dry food and a few toys (in case she ever decided to play again). With lots of well wishes and teary eyes we saw her off for her new last adventure. There are kind people everywhere and we are no longer astonished to find them walk through the doors of Friends, but in Luna's case the number of kindnesses from so many people was truly heartwarming. Our thanks to all those who offered and who made this transition possible. Friends of Plumas County Animals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax-deductible. No one in Friends gets a salary and no money is spent on administrative fees. Friends is not a county entity. Donations can be sent to Friends, P.O. Box 182, Quincy, CA 95971 or brought to the site at 2163 E. Main St. Thank you for your continued support. CAMPAIGN, from page 5B neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow the organization at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews. Locally, find the group at facebook:com/mdasacnnev. Easter Seals Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in local communities. For more than 90 years, Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to assist people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. Learn more at easterseals.com. Special Olympics Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Special Olympics empowers  people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. Visit Special Olympics at specialolympics.org. Engage with the group via @specialolympics, fb.com/specialolympics, youtube.com/specialolympi cshq, instagram.com/specialolym pics and specialolympicsblog.wordpr ess.com. About Safeway Safeway Inc., which operates Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Carts stores, is a Fortune 100 company and one of the,largest food and drug retailers in the United States with sales of $36.1 billion in 2013. The company operates 1,331 stores in 20 states and the District of Columbia, 13 distribution centers and 19 manufacturing plants, and employs approximately 138,000 employees. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY. For more information, visit Safeway.com. About The Safeway Foundation Founded in 2001, The Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact the company's customers' lives. Safeway stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in local neighborhoods through the generous contributions by customers, employees' passion and partnerships with vendors. The focus is on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people with disabilities. Safeway Inc. and The Safeway Foundation have invested $1 billion in neighborhoods since 2001. For more information about The Safeway Foundation, visit safewayfoundation.org. CARPET & WINDOW CLEANING BUSINESS FOR SALE Established Central Plumas County carpet and window cleaning business for sale. Carpet cleaning business is contained in a 6' x 10' cargo trailer and contains everything you need to go into the carpet and upholstery cleaning services industry. In the trailer is a 2008 Hydramaster Boxxer 318 Truck Mounted Hotwater Extraction Carpet Cleaning Machine with recovery tank. Fresh water tank on board. Suction and solution hoses, reels and tools. On the job training will be provided. The window cleaning equipment includes assorted ladders, wands, squeegees, belts, towels, buckets, etc. Training will be provided. Purchase price is $25,000 for the equipment, client list, phone number, training and covenant notto compete. Seller carry may be available with a substantial down payment. For further information call (530) 520-8552 "The class helped me solidify my ideas and gave me the confidence I needed to make the next steps. I looked at my business from every angle to identify the potential challenges, as well as their solutions so I wouldn't be caught off-guard. This was the best investment I've made in my small business so far." BUS 121- Intro to Entrepreneurship Tuesdays, 5:30pro-7:20pro 8/26/14 - 10/24/14 BUS 122- Entrepreneurial Marketing Tuesdays, 5:30pro- 8:20pro 10/27/14- 12/19/14 Call Amy Schulz (530) 283-0202 ext. 358 Please Support Our Sponsors! ,r fs[. Titlec00COmp 00any KORY FIELKER, MPT