Paw Prints


A group of local pet lovers decided they wanted to something extraordinary for the Butler County Animal Shelter. They combined each others’ talents and found a way to give back. On Sept. 23, the team set in motion Paw Prints. A makeshift photography studio was set up in town, with an additional bonus, donations coming in to help shelter pets.

Penni Lee explained, “I love all little animals and I knew the shelter needed stuff. My daughter’s boyfriend’s mom was a photographer. We decided to get together and raise funds for the animal shelter. People could donate money or items for the animal shelter.”

It became an instant success. The combined effort was from Smith Funeral Home and Patricia Daugherty Photography. Only 20 appointments were taken on that day on a first-come-first-serve basis. A donation of $20 or supplies for the shelter got a photo session for a pet owner and pet or a pet by itself. An additional giveaway also took place for those who donated.

Lee delivered the goods to the shelter. She said the majority of people donated money and she shopped for items needed for the animals. She was able to deliver a lot of things to the Morgantown shelter. Volunteers at the location were overjoyed at the donation.

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