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Posted on January 19 2012, 12:23am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Donations sought to help get feral cats on Blair Street ‘fixed’
Melanie Bergolc of Silverton will be collecting donations to help spay and neuter the feral kittens that are living on Blair Street.  
“We have eight kittens plus a half dozen adults wandering around Blair,” Bergolc said.  She will be setting up an account with Caylie McClure, our local vet.  If interested in helping reduce the feral cat population you can send a donation to Melanie Bergolc, P.O. Box 563, Silverton, CO 81433 ) with “kitties” written in the memo of the check.  Or you can find her feeding and playing with the kittens on Blair Street, or at work at the Silverton Standard office.  
If you know of a colony of kittens or adult cats and would like them spayed/neutered contact Melanie at the Silverton Standard and we can set up a trapping date to correspond with Caylie being in town.  
“We may need to borrow a few live traps and carriers/crates for our trapping needs if you have these to spare, too,” Bergolc said.
2012  dog tags now available at Town Hall
The town of Silverton is reminding residents that it is time to get their dog —or cat — properly licensed for 2012.
Fees are $5 per year for spayed/neutered pets, and $10 per year for au-natural. Evidence of rabies vaccination is required for first-time license purchasers.
Tags are required to be worn on the pets’ collars.
Town officials remind dog owners to please: Keep their dogs on a leash. Clean up after their dogs. Monitor and pre- vent, or at least promptly put a stop to, excessive barking. These things are prohibited by ordinance, and offenders will be cited, town officials say.
The town issued 84 dog licenses last year.
Saturday Seminar on the Stockton Gang
The public is invited to a “Saturday Seminar” at the Animas Museum on Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. on the topic of “Animas City & the Stockton Gang,” presented by Mike Maddox.
The presentation will explore several incidents involving the notorious Porter Stockton and Hargo Eskridge which took place in Animas City (today’s north Durango).  
Maddox is a graduate of Colorado State University and has worked 25 years for the New Mexico State Parks, primarily at Navajo Lake. He has spent the better part of four years researching and writing a not yet published manuscript on Porter and Ike Stockton.
The Animas Museum is at 3065 W. 2nd Ave. in Durango.
For more information call 259-2402
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