PAWS welcomes in new year with trio of events

PAWS volunteers pictured last summer
PAWS volunteers pictured last summer

Having recently become a fully registered charity, Pennine Animal Welfare is hoping to start this year with a bang and have the organisation’s success continue.

Run by 26 volunteers, PAWS has managed to rehome over 60 dogs and 50 cats within the past year.

Not only has it raised enough money to fund the animal feed, pay for the essential vet fees, and cover day-to-day costs, the organisation has raised the amount required to become a charity.

This status will help PAWS in the task of rescuing abandoned and abused animals in and around the Pennine area. Currently PAWS is looking for land on which to build proper kennels and a cattery, as there is a constant number of animals in need of help.

To welcome in the new year, the charity has a number of events on the horizon. This month includes a coffee morning on Saturday, January 10, from 10am at the Central Methodist Church, Todmorden, where they will be serving tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

On Friday, January 16, PAWS is holding an evening party (starting from 7pm) at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge.

This is a chance for anyone interested in joining PAWS as a volunteer to come down and have a chat with its current members.

On Wednesday, January 28, this month’s meeting will be held at Todmorden Fire Station (6.30pm) for all of the volunteers. Again, all are welcome to join.

PAWS has many events planned for the spring and the charity’s ‘mascot dog’ – Tod – will be making his first appearance in Todmorden. So watch this space!