Lost and Found Pets (LFP) of Scioto County is bringing awareness to animals on chains by hosting ‘Break the Chains’ event Friday, June 24, in Tracy Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LFP of Scioto County, a 501c3 non-profit organization, wants to shed light on the importance of animals coexisting without be confined day in and day out, by hosting the ‘Break the Chains’ event.
LFP founder, Janie Jenkins, said this is their first attempt at a big event, and hopes it will increase their membership.
“We are a non-profit, on the June 24, we are having an event, Break the Chains, and we are going to basically be teaching kids how to be good to animals, in a workshop kind of format. There will be something for everybody,” Jenkins said. “This will be our first time doing an event like this, and hopefully we will get it to grow, and get some more members.”
Children will enjoy variety of creative games and prizes. The event will also include door prizes, a security system will be raffled off, a contest of whom has the most unusual dog collar, snow cones, and a host of other items available for purchase.
Stephanie Wright, serves as secretary/treasurer for Lost and Found Pets, as well as transportation and volunteer coordinator. Wright said she is passionate about the work that she is involved with at LFP.
“I am passionate about Lost and Found Pets because we are all about helping pets that are first of all lost, and so we help find them and bring them back home to their “fur family,”” Wright said. “We are also all about helping to find pets who are abandoned, abused, neglected however, and we try to help them find new “furever, fur” families.”
Wright was emphatic about animals being treated importantly, just as children are.
“We try to make sure that pets are not just consider an animal, they are part of a family. They are “fur babies, and they should be treated just like a child, something that you do not just throw away,” Wright said. “You don’t throw your child away when it doesn’t behave, or when it doesn’t grow the right way, or gets too big, or too rambunctious. You keep your child.”
Safety and proper care of animals is the main objective of LFP, according to Wright.
“We are also have advocating for the proper safety and care of animals. So that is what Lost and Found Pets is all about,” Wright said. “I am just passionate about animals. They give you unconditional love. Even when a person is abusive to an animal, that animal will love the person unconditionally. I am all about animals, because no matter what, my “fur babies” all love me, and they look forward to me coming home, and all of mine are rescues. So that is what I do. I love it, and I love looking for new homes for ones that don’t have good homes.”
LFP is also looking for volunteers for people who are truly passionate about animals, and willing to donate a few hours of their time each week. For more information regarding LFP, call 740-981-8839, or 740-259-3421, or visit the Lost and Found Pets of Scioto County Facebook page.
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