Thursday, June 19, 2008

MA Tourist Town Lacks Animal Shelter


The good citizens of Rockport, MA may or may not realize their town is not complying with state law mandating a shelter for stray pets. The town's Recreation Committee chair and a local Veterinarian have organized an effort for a 10 foot by 20 foot modified shed to be placed next to the park-and-ride bathrooms at the Transfer Station. Although it sounds like a modest proposal, they have so far been unable to raise the funds needed for the project.

Rockport is located on Cape Ann, well known to tourists for its beautiful seaside landscapes and lighthouses. The median income per household in Rockport is $50,661, and the median income per family is $69,263.

Here's hoping the town can come up with the remaining $5000 needed to put up the animal shelter. Anyone who'd like to donate to the cause can make checks payable to "The Town of Rockport" with "Animal Facility" on the memo line and mail to:
Town of Rockport
Box 2324
Rockport, MA 01966.