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Erika Sacks and Jeffyne Telson

Caitlin Fitch

Erika Sacks and Jeffyne Telson


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Cats and Casting


“My degree is in graphic design, but after doing that for a while I realized I wanted to do something that made a difference. This is truly what I’m meant to do on this Earth,” said Jeffyne Telson (right) while cuddling some kittens alongside Erika Sacks, ResQcats’ longest volunteer. Telson and her husband started the non-profit organization 17 years ago and have been taking in and caring for stray and abandoned felines ever since. They also work to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering pets. “As of 15 minutes ago, we have adopted out 2,121 cats to new homes,” she added.

By Caitlin Fitch

Brian Smalarz

“I’m just getting in a little fishing before I have to go to work,” said Brian Smalarz while casting out at East Beach. Smalarz is an area landscaper who goes fishing once or twice a week. “This is kind of therapeutic for me. It keeps me grounded and is a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of kids and life at home,” he added.

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