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Articles written by Elinor Williamson

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Please Pause for Pets and People

After writing columns for 20 years I must take time off. I must thank all of you who read my columns and in so many ways have helped change people and helped save many cats’ and dogs’ lives. We must stay vigilante and always stand tall when it...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Not sure if I had this in my last column so thought I would tell you about my neighbor across the street. He went out early one morning to get his pickup and there stood a moose. I’m not sure who scared each other the worse but he said the moose...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Well our Cakes for Canines event Monday, April 3 at Pop's Place was a howling success! Thanks to Tim and Connie Clark for donating all the food and good service. Special thanks to Doug Richards, his...

 

Tell Your Representatives to Vote YES on HB 570

Once again we see the horrors of puppy mills, with 38 dogs found last week. Will you please stop this terrible cruelty by calling your Representative and Senator and ask them to vote ‘Yes’ on House Bill (HB) 570, the bill that is in the House...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Condon, a great and thriving community, has just added another reason to visit Condon, a DOG GROOMER! Yes, a business which is so needed. You can  message Brenda Phelps Mitchell on Facebook or call 406-590-3935 for an appointment. I visited with...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Well the birds are coming back already. I have the usual winter ones but I also have a couple of little wrens. I bet they wonder why they came back so soon. They like the seeds and suet feeders so they will be fine. The big cats are out so please...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Congratulations to all for doing such a good job caring for your pets through this terrible cold spell! I did not receive one call about a pet out in the cold, nor did I hear that Animal Control was called. We were worried about a big black dog with...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Alert! For those who warm up their car in the garage, please make sure you do not leave your pet in the garage after leaving. Carbon monoxide could kill your pet from the fumes of your car. Best to back your car outside then warm it up. Carbon...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

A big Thank You to all who helped with our bake sale in October. To the ones who brought baked goods and to those who came and bought the great baked goods. Also, thank you to our great boosters who donated cash. The donations were so welcome,...

 

Marx Understands Small Business Struggles

Addrien Marx is who and what we need for House District 92. Throw away the ugly card you were sent by the Montana Republican legislative campaign. Apparently they were all sitting on a thin branch in a tall tree and the branch broke and they fell on...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Don’t forget THE BAKE SALE Friday, Oct. 21 at Cory’s Valley Market from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. We welcome your bake goods and we sure welcome all who attend and buy our delicious baked goods. Please come and help the pets.  I came across these pet f...

 

Shooting the Bear in Dogtown was Unethical - Individuals Should Have Been Charged

SEELEY LAKE - So the hazing of a bear by two people and a dog in a pickup for an hour is legal and then calling a friend with tags to shoot the bear once it was hazed to the right property is legal? Well, people, the parties got by with it because...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

So all you wonderful people out there who help us so much by bringing baked goods, here we go again on Oct. 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Cory’s Valley Market. The Ed Jackson Fund is running low as we have helped many people with their dogs and cats. An...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets for the Crazy Quilt, made by Louise Cameron and embroidered by Margaret Sandor. The quilt is on display at Deer Country Quilts. Tickets are also available there. All proceeds benefit Paws Up Safe Home Animal...

 

The Horror of Puppy Mills

After viewing the horror of the Charlo puppy mill, are we the people going to stand up to our senators and reps and demand they get and sign a bill abolishing puppy mills?? Our state is known for open doors on puppy mills. That’s why when they get...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

ALERT! THERE IS A SICK PERSON TARGETING RIVER WATCH, WHO IS POISONING PETS AND THE DEER. PLEASE WATCH FOR THEM IN THE LATE EVENING, PROBABLY AFTER DARK. THE SHERIFFS AND GAME WARDEN HAVE BEEN...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Once again we want to thank all of you who helped make our last bake sale such a success. We must start with the Swansons who donated the beautiful wooden bowls. They were a big hit! The little dog...

 

Update on the Animal Control Air Conditioning 

MISSOULA - Several have called me in regard of the air conditioning unit for The Missoula Animal Control building of which many of us contributed to. So, I called Jeff the head of Animal Control and he stated pretty much the following. Before...

 

In Response to Jean Curtiss's Letter

MISSOULA - I was surprised to read the vindictive letter Jean wrote about Stacy Rye. Is Jean afraid of losing her power she has held for to long? If Jean checked she would know Stacy is in Helena Thursday, May 26 trying to get the state to lower the...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Well, it seems I put the cart before the horse on saying we have curbed the running dogs. After driving down Riverview every other day, I saw a pack of five dogs running all together on the street and on the sidewalk. People, this is nuts. What are...

 

Rye Offers More than the Usual Closed Door

MISSOULA – Hopefully you read the big card from Stacy Rye who is running as a democrat to retain her seat as Missoula County Commissioner. Stacy has been endorsed by the mayor, all the council members, Carol Williams and many county leaders. Why,...

 

Keep Rye as Commissioner

MISSOULA - Finally someone got it right in Missoula and had guts enough to have it in the Pathfinder and hopefully in the Missoulian! Thank you Tyler Gernant, who is the clerk and treasurer of Missoula County.  You beat me to it and your letter is...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Well, it’s about to be vacation time again. First, let me say to our Seeley Lake people how proud many of us are that we have few running dogs due to all of you who watch your dogs closely. Yes, sometimes a dog does get loose accidently and when I...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

The Cakes for Canines on March 16 held at Pop's Place was a great success! Thanks to the many who showed up in support our much needed animal shelter! Big thanks to Tim and Connie who donated all the...

 

Please Paws for People and Pets

Please keep March 15 on your calendar for the Cakes for K-9s breakfast at Pop’s Place Restaurant. It’s FREE - donated by Tim and Connie with donations for their great support for Paws Up Safe Home Animal Shelter of Potomac. Donations are badly...

 

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