Animal refuge seeks help from Sherbrooke residents

Animal refuge seeks help from  Sherbrooke residents
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By Michael Boriero – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The founders of Refuge Le Château, a non-profit organization housing abandoned cats and other small animals, are seeking support from the Sherbrooke community as they continue to suffer losses due to the pandemic.
“We’re open for donations, to receive animals, and for adoptions, but there’s no revenue coming in,” said co-founder and general manager Martin Provost.
The animal refuge, which opened seven years ago, normally stays afloat with a combination of donations and visitors grabbing a coffee and pastry at their coffee shop, Starcat Coffee, located at 103 King Street East.
However, the coffee shop, which features dozens of cats roaming, stretching and lounging in various nooks and crannies, has been closed since March 15, 2020. Provost has been forced to reach into his personal savings to ensure the survival of the refuge.

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