By Beth David, Editor
The Fairhaven Animal Shelter held an open house on Saturday, complete with animals up for adoption, pet supply vendors, and pony rides.
Fairhaven Animal Control Office Kelly Massey said she was very happy with the turnout.
“It’s just to bring awareness to us, and to locally owned businesses,” said Ms. Massey. “Just a family day.”
Ten-year-old Kalib took advantage of the opportunity to take a pony ride, on 15-year-old Buck, owned by Annie Hill Farm in Fairhaven.
Kalib said it was not his first time on a horse, and he recommended that people take advantage of it if they have a chance.
“Because I think it’s fun,” he said.
Eva and Jess Washko, both volunteer at the shelter, and said they were there to help out, just like they do when they volunteer.
“I play with the animals,” said Eva. “And help out with people that come in and need to look at the animals, and help clean the cages and put dogs in the yard.”
She and her brother Jess both get to play with kittens and dogs, helping to socialize them so they can be successfully adopted.
“I like the dogs a lot more,” said Jess.
Inside the building, people milled around looking at dogs, cats and rabbits. Outside, local vendors sold pet related items, food and other items. A raffle table and silent auction table included pet needs, a wine basket, games, hats and shirts.
Money from the event will go into the shelter’s gift account to be used for operation of the shelter.
The wish list includes non-clumping cat litter, wet/dry kitten food, bleach, paper plates, paper towels and disinfecting wipes.
To learn more about the Fairhaven Animal Shelter, which is located at 200 Bridge Street, call 508-979-4028, or find them on Facebook.
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