Sweet Treats For Animal Lovers

by Katie Jeffries on December 12, 2009 at 4:54 am

People were lining up Saturday morning for some sweet treats to help local animals.

Tables of cookies and home-made crafts filled the gym at Coburn United Methodist Church for the 19th Annual PAWS Cookie Walk. Members of PAWS say the event brings in around $6,000 for the Muskingum County Animal Shelter and every year the community is very supportive.

"It is just awesome to see the people come in droves like this they usually line up an hour before the event opens.  They clean us out within the first hour almost," laughs Lisa Werkhaven, a PAWS member.

And every dollar earned goes to help control the pet population.

"It goes to help all of the animals here in Muskingum County, we really focus on our spay and neuter program.  We would like to see every animal in Muskingum County spayed and neutured," says Karen Maniaci, a Chairwoman for PAWS Cookie Walk.

If you couldn’t attend the PAWS Cookie Walk, but still want to donate, Werkhaven says the Muskingum County Animal Shelter is always looking for newspapers, old towels, pet food and pet treats if you would like to donate.


Katie Jeffries