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The following is a republished press release from the TCAT Times and NOT written by the Ithaca Voice … to submit community announcements to The Voice, contact us at msmith@ithacavoice.com.

Addison Smith, 6, plays with a puppy at the SPCA

ITHACA, NY – Six-year-old Addison Smith, daughter of TCAT Transit Supervisor Phil Smith and Jessica Troy-Smith, came up with a Thanksgiving Day idea, all on her own, to help furry lodgers at the SPCA. For several weeks, Addison sought donations from family, friends and organizations to boost supplies at the Tompkins County SPCA, which is always in need of assistance.

Most recently, the SPCA seized and rescued nearly 30 ill-treated animals from a trailer in Newfield, so Addison’s timing couldn’t have been better. This past week, Addison, mom and dad dropped off a huge supply of much-needed food, pet toys and other supplies as well as gift cards and cash, which the not-for-profit, non-government supported SPCA always needs.

Related: 28 animals rescued from Newfield trailer

The TCAT Times applauds Addison’s thoughtfulness and creativity—amazing for one so young — to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving!

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Michael Smith

Michael Smith reports on politics and local news for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached via email at msmith@ithacavoice.com, by cell at (607) 229-0885, or via Google Voice at (518) 650-3639.