Another victim of 9/11

photo by Tom Angel

OUT OF THE BAG—This cat, held here by Butte Humane Society worker Richard Hefner, may have saved one of its lives this week when the City Council agreed to cut a check for $42,800 to help the money-short animal shelter make it through the next few months. The shelter, which costs about $32,000 a month to run according to Director Rich Parmeter, depends on donations for about one-third of its total funding. And like virtually every other program in America that relies on the kindness of strangers, its donations are down sharply since Sept. 11. The money the city provided is actually the last of two payments for a part of the shelter the city purchased in 1994.