Pike Animal Shelter plans spring events

Published 8:30 am Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring sometimes comes to Pike County in a teasing kind of way with warm sunny days followed by damp, chilly and windy ones.

But, the Troy Animal Shelter Coalition/Pike Animal Shelter (TASC/PAS) plans its spring calendar of events as if every spring day will be a warm, sunny dog day.

“The TASC/PAS will participate in Troy University’s Annual St. Paddy’s Day Parade at noon on March 26,” said Kristin Strickland, TASC/PAS public relations coordinator. “Then, on April 2, we’ll host our spring Bow-Wow Pow-Wow adoption event at Tractor Supply. There will be some great dogs and we must find good forever homes for them.”

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April will be a very busy month for the TASC/PAS with the Bow-Wow Pow-Wow at the beginning of the month and TroyFest the last weekend of the month.

“We’ll participate in TroyFest on the square in downtown Troy with children’s games, tee-shirts, membership and founder’s society information and our Pike Animal Shelter cookbooks,” Strickland said. “And, if the weather permits, we’ll also have animals available for adoption.”

On May 14, the Pike Animal Shelter will have a “Going to the Dogs” yard sale next to Sears.

“We already have some really great items for the yard sale but we still need any unwanted, gently used items, other than clothing, and any and all donations will be greatly appreciated,” Strickland said. “We ask those who would like to donate items to call Chris Schubert at 808-8898 for more information.”

Strickland said the Rover Rummage Route will run May 9 and 10 to gather donated items that need to be picked up at the last minute.

The TASC/PAS relies on membership contributions, Founder’s Society gifts, donations, sponsorships and memorials to support all of its programs.

“We provide animal adoption services, animal welfare programs, quarterly adoption events and educational opportunities including the Bow-Wow Pow-Wows and the Pike Animal Shelter Fur Fest and are building toward the construction of a new shelter facility on the Henderson Highway. The goal of the TASC/PAS is to provide our community with a modern, humane, professionally operated and appropriate facility for sheltering dogs as well as cats.”

Strickland said that a tax-deductible gift of $25 or more annually will help animals in the Pike County community. Special membership in the Founder’s Society are available for a one-time donation of $100 in addition to the membership fee. Founders’ names will be placed permanently at the shelter and each Founder receives a Pike Animal Shelter Construction Crew tee-shirt.

For more information, visit the TASC/PAS website at www.pikeanimals.org.