NORWICH – At first glance, the name of this weekend’s fundraiser for All Animals Matter may appear to be a typo. But there’s no mistake. The event, which takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Norwich Fire Station, really is called the “Spay”-ghetti Dinner and Silent Auction.
Organizer Diane Troxell thought the play on words was fitting since all proceeds will support the not-for-profit’s mission of spaying and neutering dogs and cats.
“Spay”-ghetti. Get it?
Troxell, a true animal lover, started the organization in May of 2009. Since that time, the group has succeeded in spaying and neutering more than 40 feral cats through its TNR (trap neuter release) program. It also helps cover medical bills for both owned and homeless pets, and maintains a Pet Food Bank for families who are struggling financially.