The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Life!

September 2, 2012

Crates, heat funded for Pet Pantry

BAF GRANT

The Wild and Wonderful Pet Pantry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for pets and their families through food assistance and spay/neuter programs, was recently awarded a grant from Beckley Area Foundation for $1,005, according to founder Pam Romansic.

The grant will be used to purchase 12 large crates to assist in the organization’s effort of transporting local shelter animals to no-kill shelters throughout West Virginia and surrounding states, she explained.

The grant will also provide funding for the purchase of two heat systems to be installed at the pantry’s headquarters at 310 Carleton St.

Romansic explained the building’s temperature must be regulated to preserve the donated perishable food and supplies that are stored within.

“Grants like these are so important to our mission of keeping families and their pets together, because without them, we wouldn’t be in operation,” Romansic stated. “This is the first grant we’ve received for merchandise, as past grants have been for food or spay and neuter programs, so we are really excited for this grant which will make some of our day-to-day operations so much easier.”

WWPP was founded in 2009 and has since helped hundreds of families with medical bills, pet food and supplies, and spaying and neutering programs, Romansic explained, noting recent donations have been lacking. She  stressed the need for help. Items needed include pet food, litter, gift cards, monetary donations or any pet-related item, she said.

Donations may be dropped off or arrangements can be made for pickup, she said.  

For a list of locations, information or assistance, contact WWPP at 304-575-9787 or visit www.facebook.com/wildandwonderfulpetpantry.

 

1
Text Only
Life!
  • momrun Just do it W.Va.!

    “Missy’s here — we’re not going to win. Missy’s here…”
    Learning she was a perceived threat from two women whispering at the starting line behind her, women she had never met from among the hopping, stretching, Lycra-clad crowd, had one effect on Missy Burleson — a smile spreading as far as her feet were about to sprint her.

    April 16, 2014 5 Photos

  • living will 1 Decision day

    Pastor Roger Pauley and his wife Marcia were — like so many other baby boomers — charged with the responsibility of making decisions for their aging parents. For the pastor’s father, death was sudden.

    April 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • BAF approves community grants

    Beckley Area Foundation Board of Directors has approved $160,737 to fund forty-four projects throughout Raleigh County between April 2014 and March 2015.

    April 13, 2014

  • Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg unveils upcoming events

    Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg has a variety of events planned for the spring and summer.

    April 13, 2014

  • Singer named an Outstanding Young American

    President Bill Clinton, Elvis Presley, Wayne Newton and General Chuck Yeager have one thing in common, they are all past recipients of the United States Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Americans award. For over 75 years, the United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) has recognized the 10 young men and women – under the age of 40 – who best exemplify the highest attributes of the nation’s emerging generation. The U.S. Jaycees is pleased to name West Virginia’s own Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. to the 2014 Ten Outstanding Young Americans who will be honored at the 76th annual black-tie awards ceremony – to be held June 28, 2014, at the BWI Airport Marriott Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

    April 13, 2014

  • alderson americorps Alderson Main Street welcomes its new Americorps member

    The members and friends of Alderson Main Street welcomed their new Americorps member, Lynda Howe, at its recent monthly meeting.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tractor pull event coming to State Fairgrounds in May

    The West Virginia Grand Nationals N.T.P.A. Championship pulling event debuts at the State Fair Event Center in Lewisburg Memorial Day weekend.

    April 13, 2014

  • Djembes Drumming workshop to be held

    The New River Community and Technical College Office of Workforce Education is sponsoring a Djembes Drumming workshop on Tuesdays for six weeks beginning April 29.

    April 13, 2014

  • Learn basic sewing at NRCTC

    The New River Community and Technical College Office of Workforce Education will offer a basic sewing class in Lewisburg in May.

    April 13, 2014

  • floral painting GVT to showcase work of Genevieve Sowards Gillen

    Greenbrier Valley Theatre is exhibiting the art and photography of Genevieve Sowards Gillen during April. Her pieces are on display in the theatre foyer: three pastel, four acrylic, and a number of photographs on stretch canvas.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo