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OPINION

LETTER: Raising interest in library

Staff Writer
Santa Rosa's Press Gazette

My morning starts with the words, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

I work on that through the spirit of kindness and togetherness by taking the time to build friendships.

Lately, I’ve been on Milton resident radio show, “Hill in the Morning,” floating an idea of getting Santa Rosa County Library System & Administration to purchase PS4 systems and start a video game competition.

The idea is to attract teens that don’t normally go to the Milton Library interested and while there, and see the great programs that are offered.

I hope this program goes forward. You can follow-up with the Santa Rosa County Library Administration [850] 981-7323. Thank you.

Marc Livanos, Milton

The term “out of sight, out of mind” has taken on a new meaning during the Coronavirus. In the midst of panic and worry, it is easy to forget about the smaller details—or rather the smaller creatures.

Many pet shelters and rescues are closed to the public but are still taking in animals as people face personal financial turmoil. If you are in need of a furry friend, your quarantine doesn’t have to delay you. Many shelters have online adoption available.

If you can’t adopt a pet, that’s fine too. Right now, local animal shelters have some of the greatest need for funding, supplies, and volunteers. If you find yourself with extra free time, many shelters are in extreme need of volunteers. Additionally, you can donate food and supplies—maybe even share some of your paper towels, if you've picked up a few too many rolls.

If you choose to give financially, make sure it goes to your local pet shelter. National organizations such as ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States aren’t affiliated with your local shelter and have large overhead costs and executive salaries.

If you don’t know which shelter to give to, HelpPetShelters.com makes sure 95% of your donations get to a local shelter in your state that has been screened.

Will Coggin, Managing Director, HelpPetShelters.com