PLAINVILLE – Plainville PAWS, in conjunction with Plainville Animal Control, is offering a pet supply tag sale this Saturday and Sunday.
The tag sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the pound at 29 Granger Lane. Petco, the main sponsor for Plainville PAWS, local nonprofit organization which supports Plainville Animal Control, has donated several excess pet supplies to assist this fundraiser.
“We have everything you need for your animals,” said Donna Weinhofer, executive director of Plainville PAWS and the local animal control officer who also operates the Plainville Pet Food Pantry. “There will be leashes, collars, beds, toys and treats for dogs and cats.”
In addition, Weinhofer will be kicking off a two-month-long clothing drive during the tag sale. Items donated will be sold to benefit Plainville PAWS and Plainville Animal Control. Among other things, funds will be used to re-paint the shelter area, which Weinhofer said will help to keep it clean.
“We’re looking for gently used people’s clothing, shoes and accessories like pocket books,” said Weinhofer.
Weinhofer said that the Plainville Pet Food Pantry, located at the Plainville Police Department at 19 Neal Court, is still going strong. People can drop off donations during all hours in a donation box in the front of the building.
“We don’t have as many people reaching out as there were in the past, which is a good thing; it shows that things are starting to bounce back,” she said. “We’re still giving food away and helping people when they need it.”
This May, Plainville PAWS held a highly successful rabies clinic.
“It was a huge success,” said Weinhofer. “We had more people than we ever did in past years.”
Plainville PAWS is also continuing to assist Princess, a rescued dog that was found abandoned on Pequot Road late last year. After nursing her back to health, Weinhofer organized a fundraiser to pay for surgery to fix Princess’ broken hip. That surgery is now complete, and people will be able to meet Princess at the tag sale this weekend.
“She is responding well to therapy, which she is getting at ‘Wizard of Paws’ in Colchester,” said Weinhofer. “The surgery was done by Leshem Veterinary Surgery in Canton.”
Weinhofer is continuing to try to find a home for Princess. Weinhofer said that she is a sweet dog who gets along well with cats and with larger dogs.
“She comes with a ‘dowry’,” said Weinhofer. “All of her future needs are met when she goes to a new home. She had a bed, a dish, a choice of several leashes and collars and a nice big bag of dog toys.”
For more information on Plainville PAWS, visit plainvillepaws.com or facebook.com/PlainvillePAWS or call 860-747-1616.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.