Pet Paw-ty a joint venture

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Pets were the focus of an event at Pier 15: Riverfront Marina recently. Pictou SPCA, CARMA Pictou County and Pier 15 partnered for a Pet Paw-ty that raised money and spread information for the two animal care organizations.

“We’re trying to get people to understand the difference between what CARMA does versus the SPCA,” said chair of CARMA Pictou County Helen Baudoux-McLaughlin, adding that CARMA specifically focuses on feral cat populations.

The event included a barbeque, music from Pat Spaulding and Brad MacPherson, and pets available for adoption.

“We’re having a really great day. We’ve got some really great entertainment here,” said Baudoux-McLaughlin.

Allison Marshall, who does animal care and fundraising for the local SPCA, said one kitten was adopted through the event, and they were trying to find more volunteers and fosters.

“We really appreciate the community and how they always support us,” Marshall said, noting that they often receive donations particularly from children who ask for shelter donations at their birthday parties in lieu of gifts.

Sarah Browning plays with some of the kittens available for adoption through the Pictou County SPCA. The animals were part of a joint information session and fundraiser for the SPCA and CARMA Pictou County, held at Pier 15: Riverfront Marina on Saturday, June 23. (Jess photo)