PAWS for thought this weekend at first big family fun day out

Dedicated PAWS volunteers get ready for the first family day
Dedicated PAWS volunteers get ready for the first family day

A local animal welfare charitable organisation is holding its first annual Family Fun Day and Dog Show this Saturday at Todmorden High School, Ewood Lane.

Hosted by Pennine Animal Welfare and being opened by the Mayor of Todmorden, Coun Michael Gill, the Fun Day hopes to raise money for their worthy cause whilst providing fun for families.

Running from midday till 4pm, there will be other charity stalls alongside PAWS and a car boot sale.

There will also be children’s entertainment and a bouncy castle.

Entrance is free and for those bringing their four-legged friends, there will be a professional dog show and classes – including agility, obedience and advice.

Dogs can be entered into the classes on the day.

Run by unpaid volunteers, PAWS is constantly helping animals in need.

Thanks to the selfless and untiring efforts of this organisation, 40 dogs and 15 cats have been rescued and re-homed within the last six months in the Todmorden area.

PAWS’ wish is to raise enough money to become a fully registered charity.

Though halfway there, it still needs help from the local community so that it can continue with its fantastic work.

Regularly attending car-boot sales and local events, and holding stalls, PAWS is continuously fundraising in an attempt to provide support and help for all of the animals that it rescues, as it is a never-ending process.

There is always another dog or cat that needs to be rescued from a harsh life or who has been ruthlessly abandoned.

The organisation is always looking for new volunteers and foster families.

Meetings are held monthly and anyone with an interest is welcome.

For more information, please contact Sue Curran on 07833736325 or Jess Fallows on 07724015153; or visit the website