L.G. isn't available
YOUNGSTOWN -- Ever since L.G.'s pretty feline eyes stared at readers from the front page of last Thursday's Vindicator, animal lovers have been calling the Animal Charity organization wanting to take her in.
But L.G. -- the initials stand for Little Girl -- is not for adoption.
The fluffy gray-and-white cat will remain on duty as a frequent visitor to area nursing homes.
Animal Charity staff said the elderly people whom L.G. visits would miss her too much if she stopped visiting.
The nonprofit Animal Charity, on South Avenue, is not an animal shelter. The group provides services such as spaying and neutering, wildlife rehabilitation and release, and educational programs.
'Time to Live'
YOUNGSTOWN -- WFMJ-TV Channel 21 will air a "Time to Live," a special on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, at 8 p.m. Aug. 27. Hosted by Marlo Thomas, the program presents the patients of St. Jude, which is world-renowned for its treatment and research into pediatric cancer and other childhood catastrophic diseases.
Founded by entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude opened in 1962 in Memphis, Tenn., and has treated nearly 18,750 children from the United States and 60 foreign countries. The hospital's daily operating costs are about $715,000, which are primarily covered by public contributions. The hospital's work is supported through funds raised by the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities.