Dear Sun Spots: We live in Auburn and we have a big problem in our neighborhood with stray cats, at least 10-to-15 of them running around and using our porches and walkways as their own private litter box!

You can imagine how it smells around here. This morning we discovered two of them had gotten into our basement through our garage. Is there anyone who can help us trap these cats and take them to the animal shelter? It is really getting bad. Thanks for any advice you can give us. – Jean Bosse, Auburn.

Sun Spots commiserates with you and wonders if you’ve contacted Animal Control Officer Wendell Strout at his pager 851-6296 or mobile phone number at 212-2395? We hope he’ll be able to assist you.

Dear Sun Spots: You have helped me in the past, and I would like to ask for your help again. I have tried to find out where I can get my car radio/stereo/speaker system repaired but can’t seem to find any information. I live in Bethel but don’t mind traveling as far as Lewiston or comparable distances in any direction to get the job done. Hope you can help. Thanks. – Pat from Bethel.

Contact Radio City, 1009 Center St., Auburn, 783-9555. It is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You might also consider contacting Sound Effects, 625 Washington St., Auburn, 777-3339. It is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturdays by appointment.

Dear Sun Spots: Great things happen because of your information.

I need the address for Regis Philbin; not the dot com address as I don’t have a computer. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Consider contacting him at 955 Park Ave., New York, NY 10028.

Dear Sun Spots: Our fourth-grade class from Gifford Grade School is studying the United States. We are hoping your readers will be able to assist us.

Please send a postcard or letters telling us about your state. Thanks for your help. Please send your information to: Fourth-Grade USA Project, Gifford Grade School No. 188, P.O. Box 70, Gifford, IL 61847. – Janelle in Illinois.

Dear Sun Spots: Would the lady who ordered the Scrubbies please call me? I have them all done. Somehow I have lost the address and phone number. I can be reached at 152 Mosher Hill Road, Farmington, ME 04938. – Barbara Titcomb, Farmington.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who responded to my request for the “Purr-fect” afghan pattern. A kind lady mailed the pattern to me, and it was in my hand in less than a week. It is a blessing to be reminded of all the generous people there are in the world. Thank you Sun Spots. – N. Farrar, Dixfield.

Dear Sun Spots: If there are people who have skunks on their property and want them removed, I can provide a fee-for-service solution. Contact me at 946-7768 or via e-mail at [email protected] – Dave Noonan, Greene.

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