The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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November 21, 2012

Animal rescue events set

Raleigh County Animal Rescue is planning two events that they hope will let you enjoy the spirit of giving by helping animals.

Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m., RCAR will host an All-You-Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at Applebees in Beckley. RCAR president Iona Bowers says that $5 gets you all the pancakes and sausage you can eat.

On Dec. 7-8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., RCAR will sponsor Pet Photos with Santa at PetSmart in Crossroads Mall.

Raleigh County Animal Rescue has participated in this program for four years.

“We look forward to this event each year,”  said Bowers. We have a great time and love seeing the pets sit with Santa. Usually, the big dogs are more timid than the small dogs or kitties. Last year we even had a turtle have his picture made with Santa and the family loved it. It was their Christmas card.”

RCAR, which will be celebrating 10 years of helping animals in our community in 2013, depends on donations.

“It is especially hard this time of year. Everyone needs help,” Bowers explained. “We just hope that RCAR may be able to offer some events that pet owners and the public may enjoy and at the same time help the animals,” she added.

Raleigh County Animal Rescue has adopted out approximately 7,000 kitties and about 2,500 dogs. In addition, RCAR has altered around 9,000 pets, including those in the low-income spay/neuter program.

RCAR is a small, all-volunteer, no-kill organization that is a registered 501(c)3 non profit. All donations are tax deductible.

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