About the event
The Meriden Rotary Foundation & Saving Paws,Inc. will hold the 9th Annual Central CT Pet Fair, Dog Walk & 5K Road Race and Food Truck Festival on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at Hubbard Park in Meriden! This fundraiser benefits the lifesaving programs and services for pets provided by Saving Paws and the community projects of the Meriden Rotary Foundation.
The expanded Free Pet Fair will include more vendors, a food truck extravaganza, pet related vendors, entertainment and demonstrations.
Why should you sponsor?
A sponsor should want to support our event because of the pet fair is being held to benefit the animal rescue group called Saving Paws, Inc. All sponsorships are tax-deductible and helps Saving Paws continue its mission.
Saving Paws' mission is to aid homeless and neglected animals in Meriden and the State of Connecticut. They work to nurture, adopt, educate and support the animals in their care as well as the people and organizations that rescue them.
Saving Paws, originally called the M.A.C. Pack, was founded in 2011. Initially it was a dedicated group of private citizens helping the pets in the Meriden pound get extra vet care and visibility, via Facebook and PetFinder, to promote adoptions. This successful group has flourished and recently reorganized as a 501(c)3 public charity under the new name Saving Paws. Saving Paws has helped save and re-home close to 1,000 animals in just five years, and receives NO city, state or federal funding. All support is from donations.
My name is Christina Whitaker and I am the Chairman and Fundraising Director for Saving Paws, Inc. I started volunteering at the Meriden Animal Control facility back in February of 2014 and have since become the Chairman for the non-profit group Saving Paws that was formed to help aid the homeless and neglected animals in the City of Meriden, as well as, throughout the State of Connecticut. Saving Paws funds all of the medical treatment, training and any other necessary procedures for all of the animals under the care of the Animal Control. Our group relys solely on the donations from the public. We do not receive any funding from the City of Meriden or the State of Connecticut.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer