It's not exactly Dunkirk, but the Surface Creek Animal Shelter is running a rescue operation for its four or five senior cats as construction is set to begin on the new replacement shelter facility.
Jacki Dapkus told the DCI last week that the shelter still had "four or five" of the cats that need a temporary home during the estimated three to four months of new shelter construction.
"We have found no homes for them as yet," Dapkus said. "All that [the cats] need is a little space and love. The shelter will provide all food and any medical care required." She added that if kennels for the cats are needed by their temporary adoptive owners, the kennels can be provided by the shelter.
"They are friendly little kitties that love to sit on laps. And, they are looking for new permanent adopted homes, too," Dapkus said.
Anyone interested in helping with the Surface Creek Shelter senior cat temporary rescue may call the shelter at 856-2346.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.