ISO (in search of) Donated Hay for Non-Profit Helping Feral Cats

 Bale of Hay

Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends is a non-profit that’s long been dedicated to helping feral cat colonies here in Androscoggin County.  Norm and Rose work tirelessly, endlessly, every single day to provide food, shelter and medical assistance to hundreds of feral and semi-feral cats.

Right now they need bales of hay for shelter for the cats.

Here’s Norm’s most recent communication, as posted on Facebook:

Friends I would appreciate any help you can give me whether by sharing or providing information. Thanks, Norm

HELP!!!!! Its been brutally cold as many of you know and many of our babies in recovery care and the colonies needs your help to keep warm. I’ve called numerous people and left messages with no returrned calls and have tried calling many other places that were unable to help.

I need HAY. At least 10 bales. I don’t expect it for nothing and willing to pay. All I am hoping for is to keep our babies safe, warm, and comfortable.

I too am a difficult man to reach, because I am so busy working in the colonies, as well as doing so many other things for our babies. If you can help by giving me information where I can get hay I would greatly appreciate this.

Please send me all information to my email

Thanks, Norm

Although Norm says he’s willing to pay, his non-profit is run on a shoestring (they often fund-raise through bottle drives and bake sales); he could really use the donation if at all possible.

If you have hay to donate (or sell), please let Norm know.  It’s possible I could come pick some up, although my schedule is already overextended between my full-time social work job and our arts & antique shop, as well as our thrift shop.  However, if there’s no other way of getting the hay to Norm, I will do what I can.

You can learn more about Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends and the amazing work they do by checking out their website at


Bale of Hay


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Hours:  In January 2016 we expect to be open as follows (although there will be changes here and there, based on our jobs or work on various non-profit boards).

Mondays – 10:00-2:00
Tuesdays – 10:00-2:00
Wednesdays  closed
Thursdays – 10:00-2:00
Fridays – 10:00-5:00
Saturdays – 11:00-5:00
Sundays – 1:30-4:30
We can also be open by appointment if necessary, which would usually have to be early in the morning (any time after 6:00 a.m.!).  Our full-time “day” jobs often keep us out until 8:30 or so at night, so evening appointments can be difficult.

If you’re traveling any distance please place a quick call or text to Linda ahead of time at 207 740 2247 to confirm that the shop will be open, as her social work job sometimes necessitates last minute scheduling changes, and that can happen even on weekends.

Payment:  We aren’t currently set up to accept credit or debit cards, but hope to have that taken care of soon.  In the meantime, we’ll take good old US currency, checks (include your driver’s license and phone numbers, please), and PayPal.
Please Note:  If you have a PayPal account but don’t know how to use it to pay for an item, we will walk you through it.   We’ve also just learned of scams being perpetrated via PayPal, as reported in our blog:


Pricing Information:

Please understand that unlike some shops we do not artificially inflate our prices and then give discounts to people who ask for them.  Our prices are firm (although we may on occasion have a sale on certain items, but those would be announced).


Most items can be shipped via USPS, UPS or FedEx.

We don’t recommend shipping larger or heavier items, as the price can be prohibitive, although if you want it and are willing to pay whatever the shipping company will charge, we’ll make it happen.

Alternatively, we can arrange delivery within 350 miles at the rate of $.79 per mile round trip plus any applicable tolls.  There’s a $25 minimum charge for delivery less than 16 miles in one direction (32 miles round trip).
Multiple purchases to the same address can be combined into one delivery for a single delivery price, as long as everything can fit into our Jeep Liberty.  If we must rent a cargo van or larger truck, the delivery price increases to reflect our additional costs.
Also, if a 2nd delivery person must be added (for example, because no one on your end is available to help unload furniture requiring two people), there’s an additional $.49 per mile round trip cost.

All shipping & delivery charges must be paid for in advance.  Sorry, no CODs.

Main Location:
  Heritage Collectibles at 189 Main Street, Lewiston  ME 04240.

Other Physical Locations:
… Heritage Books & Maps, 5 Park Street, Lewiston ME (just around the corner from our 189 Main Street location).  This is a sister shop of Heritage Collectibles.
Papa’s Thrift Shop, 189 Main Street, Lewiston ME (Papa’s now has its own space inside Heritage Collectibles)
… Sherman Oaks Antiques Mall, Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles CA (find us in display case #273)
… NOTE: As of January 1st, 2016, we are no longer at Cabot Mill Antiques in Brunswick, as we just didn’t have time to do justice to our space there.  Many, many thanks to everyone who purchased some very cool antiques from us at that space, and we hope you’ll visit our shop at 189 Main St in Lewiston!

Internet & Web-Based Locations:

Dealers are welcome; please bring a copy of your Maine resellers / sales tax certificate that we can keep.  Once in our books, you won’t have to bring it again!

Upcoming Shows & Exhibits
… none scheduled at this time; we’re taking a breather!

Message re Our Products
Most of the items we offer are vintage, antique or simply pre-owned.  Therefore, reasonable wear & tear is to be expected, and our items are sold as seen and as described in the photos and/or in person.
We try to describe any damage, nicks, blemishes or other problems of which we are aware in any and all of our listings, and always include plenty of clear photographs which are integral to the description, so please review them closely.
Also, please be aware that vintage and antique items are unlikely to be in factory condition, so if you aren’t used to buying antique or vintage items – and are in fact looking for a pristine, unused item – a new reproduction may be better suited for you.
We ordinarily do not “clean up” items because such cleaning may detract from their value.
We are specific and honest in our descriptions because we want happy buyers who will return and/or refer their friends!



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