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New Hope Animal Rescue to host multiple events

Jul. 26, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HURRICANE -- New Hope Animal Rescue is hosting multiple events on Saturday, Aug. 3, to say "thanks" to loyal customers of the Paws and Shop thrift store and to raise money for the rescue's ongoing projects to help homeless animals.

Paws and Shop, at 2806 Putnam Ave., Hurricane, will offer free hot dogs, chips, drinks and desserts from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and door prizes will be given away each hour. The even is to show appreciation to loyal donors and patrons of Paws and Shop, which sells donated goods to support the work of New Hope Animal Rescue, a non-profit, all volunteer, no-kill foster/rescue group. Paws and Shop is open weekly on Thursday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Donations are always accepted, with the exception of clothing and electronics.

Also on Saturday, Aug. 3, pet owners are invited to a microchip clinic and summer pet portrait event at the John Henson Senior Center, 2800 Putnam Ave., right next door to Paws and Shop.

The microchip clinic will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A veterinarian will insert microchips for $25 per animal. This includes the 24PetWatch microchip, insertion, collar tag and enrollment in the 24PetWatch Recovery Service.

A microchip provides a permanent way to identify pets. The rice-sized microchip with a unique number is implanted just under the skin in the scruff of the neck. The microchip can be detected and read by a scanner used by shelters, veterinarians and other agencies. This unique number will be registered to the pet parent to ensure that if the pet is found they will be contacted. A 24Petwatch collar tag is also included that has the pet's unique number and the toll-free number to contact when the pet is found.

"New Hope Animal Rescue began micro-chipping all of their rescue animals on August 1, 2008," states a news release from the rescue group. "Since that time, and because of this tiny microchip, we have been able to return some lost animals to their families and have had some of our rescue animals returned to their new families when found."

Summer Pet Portraits will be taken from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the John Henson Sr. Center, where a professional photographer will be on hand. Owners may also join their pets in the portraits.

Portraits may be purchased individually for as little as $7, and packages with multiple portrait sizes will also be offered.

Appointments are not required but are suggested and will be given priority. To schedule a portrait session, or for more information regarding any of the events, call 304-562-0300.

All proceeds from the events will go toward New Hope Animal Rescue's funds to help with the care of rescued animals, to assist people on a limited income with spay/neuter for their pets and the fund to build a no-kill shelter in the Putnam/Kanawha county area.