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CPHS website donations now easy

Web surfers who visit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society’s site now have an easy and secure way to help homeless animals, according to CPHS executive director, Dave Hopkins.
The CPHS site (www.altoona.net/cphs) features a special “Make a Donation to CPHS” link on its home page. Clicking on the link will take internet users to a site that gives easy instructions on how to make a donation that will go directly to the agency. The link features “PayPal” but also allows donations to be made simply through the use of credit cards (accepting Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover).
Those donating will receive confirmation of their gift immediately online with a follow-up acknowledgment from the shelter via regular mail.
According to Hopkins, the donation link is secure, and all funds go directly to help pay for the care and handling of homeless animals at the CPHS shelter.
Anyone with questions can call the shelter at: 942-5402.
Also, CPHS has many exciting activities planned for the summer months, including:
• July 15 – area pool players are being invited to take part in a special “Pet Pool Shootout” created to raise funds for homeless animals at CPHS. The one-day tournament will be held at the new Black and Gold Tavern in Altoona. The event was organized by owner Laverne Kovacs and friends. The tournament will feature eight-ball singles games, with an entry fee of $10 with cash prizes awarded for first, second and third places. The action begins at 1 p.m. For information or tickets, contact the tavern at 296-3485.
• September 13 – The CPHS annual golf outing as hosted by Scotch Valley Country Club is scheduled. Call Dan Lawruk at 944-3549 for more information.
• September 17 – The annual pet fair is scheduled at Legion Park. A pet show, entertainment, food and something for every member of the family is being planned.