FOSTERING LOVE, FOSTERING LIFE
by Dorothy Cohen
I found myself sitting in my car at The Animal Rescue League one October morning, sobbing harder than I can remember doing in a long while. The kitten I had seen through her rough birth and struggling days had given up her fight, and I had to let her go.
I am a foster caregiver for the unwanted, abused and neglected cats and kittens taken in by The Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Brewster. Some may wonder, how can I keep doing it after what happened that day? I can answer easily. It’s worth it.
That kitten knew love and warmth and caring, at least for a little while. She mattered.
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Publisher’s Note: When education incorporates volunteerism, the rewards for the students can last long passed graduation.
Three students from the Sturgis Charter Public School, in Hyannis, tell us why the C.A.S. program is such an important part of their high school education.
Polar Bear Plunge
by Mariah Orchid Kelley
I’m walking down the beach, buttoning up my jacket against the sea breeze, and I cross paths with the Grim Reaper, three pirates, an astronaut, and a six-foot-tall black dog. It’s okay, though, they’re perfectly normal.
Today I’ve chosen to attend the Polar Bear Plunge, and event where a bunch of crazy costumed locals jump into the sub-zero temperature water in a frenzy of chattering teeth and blue lips.
I stand in the crowd of bundled-up onlookers snapping photos of some of the costumes, when an elderly woman next to me turns to her husband. “I’m getting cold just looking at them,” she whispers to him.
He smiles. “Brave kids,” he muses quietly.
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