Laura Pietro , owner of Smileyscott's Licensed Boarding Kennel in Mineral Springs, has offered to donate the use of four kennel runs to the Hope is Alive Cancer Support Group at the Nathaniel D. Yingling, M.D., Cancer Center and Clearfield Hospital. The Kathy Wolford Animal Sanctuary, in memory of a friend of Pietro, who died last year, will provide free kennel care to the hospital's cancer patients who are unable to care for their pets.
The sanctuary needs volunteers to care for the animals as well as rabies and immunizations at reduced or no cost, and kennel supplies. The public is invited to attend an informational meeting about The Kathy Wolford Animal Sanctuary on Friday, Feb. 26, from 4-5 pm in the First Floor Conference Room, Clearfield Hospital.
Donations may be sent to The Kathy Wolford Animal Sanctuary, C/O Clearfield Foundation for Health, PO Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16830.
For more information, please contact Patricia McCullough, LSW, social worker for the Cancer Center and Clearfield Hospital at (814) 768-2830. McCullough said she;d eventually like to expand the sanctuary to include pets of Clearfield Hospital patients and home health care patients.