This blog first appeared on ColumbiaPatch.com on July 31, 2012.
New organization helps 'paws' in need of food and other supplies.
by Skye Anderson, MS
What are thankful paws?
‘Thankful Paws’ is a foodbank for pets living with seniors, the disabled and our veterans who need assistance to care for their best friends. In just its first three months in operation, Thankful Paws has aided more than a hundred of Maryland’s best friends by distributing essential food and supplies and by serving as a resource center for people and pets in need.
This Saturday you can find out more. Stop by the recently opened “My Pet Store and More” in Ellicott City (9469 Baltimore National Pike/Route 40, 410-465-0594), from 10:30 – 1:30 to meet Thankful Paws founder Lynn Molnar and her golden retriever Hero and learn what you can do to help dogs and their people who need ”just a little bit.” Perhaps you can also bring a toy or leash to offer the worthy canines (or purchase one in the store). A raffle drawing will be held at 1:30 pm.
“Thankful Paws helps take the financial burden off the minds of pet owners in need by providing food and supplies for their loyal, faithful and loving pets. You don’t have to abandon a pet or find a new home for your faithful companion due to lack of money. Thankful Paws can help through its base of generous donors,” according to Molnar, inspirational founder.
“We understand the love and attachment everyone has for their loyal buddy. It is our hope that no pets go hungry or are abandoned.”