CAPS: The cat who lost his library pass

Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

I know that sounds like the title to an adorable children’s book about a mischievous cat who lived at the library, but it isn’t. This is the true story of Max, a three-year-old cat in Minnesota who was recently bounced out of the library for life.

Max was a street cat, and he freely roamed the streets of St. Paul until he was taken to a shelter where he was adopted by a professor and his wife. From the beginning, Max let them know he was his own cat and continued to roam making friends across the Macalester College campus.

You see, Max loves people and he worked his way into the student housing, science, Spanish and Portuguese departments. His folks constantly got calls informing them of Max’s whereabouts. All went smoothly until he became a regular at the library.

Unfortunately for Max, one of the librarians was severely allergic to cats. The librarians were also afraid that Max might get locked in the library when it was closed. So they placed the following sign on the door.

“Please do not let in the cat. His name is Max. Max is nice. His owner does not want Max in the library. We do not want Max in the library. Max wants to be in the library. Please do not let Max into the library.”

You can check out Max and the sign at

As of now Max is homebound, and he is learning to walk on a leash. I guess you could say his library days were “Maxed” out.


Volunteers to help build kennels. Call 775-423-7500 for details.

Folks to sign up for Amazon Smile program, details below.

Volunteers to walk dogs or play with cats. Call 775-423-7500 for details.

Aluminum cans, which we recycle to augment our shelter funds. We are unable to pick up cans because of trailer problems, but please continue to save them.


Vicky Ketchik for adopting Faye and giving her the best home in the whole world. Your open heart and home have given new meaning to her life. A Four Paws Salute to you and your family.

Rex’s new family. He looks thrilled with his new life. The video of Rex and the kitty playing was a hoot! A Happy Tail Wag to you from everyone at CAPS.


CAPS will be at Walmart on Dec. 16 with the Kissin’ Booth and a puckered-up pooch. Come by to get your pooch smooch. Christmas is coming and we have caps, shirts, and mugs so be sure to check out the merchandise after you have loved on our pup.


December Pet Holidays:

National Mutt Day, officially Dec. 2 but let’s make it all month.

To register in the AmazonSmile program, a website operated by Amazon. Customers enjoy many of the same selection of products, low prices and shopping features as on The only difference is that, when you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization selected by you.

Flower Tree Nursery will be raffling a 20-gallon blue spruce tree on Dec. 16, and the winner doesn’t have to be present to win. The raffle tickets are available at Flower Tree, and they are $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets.


CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is Please visit the CAPS website ( and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are really likable.

CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Kathleen Williams-Miller, a CAPS volunteer, contributed this week’s column.


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