OXFORD – Incorporated in 2009, All Animals Matter, Inc., is a completely volunteer driven organization founded by Oxford native Diane Troxell, who is also an owner of Gallery 3-2-1 in Oxford. With the mission of addressing over population of household pets and feral cats at the forefront, All Animals Matter will be hosting its fourth annual Spay-Ghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the City of Norwich Fire Department located on East Main Street.
All Animals Matter will be working closely with two other local organizations at the event who share common of helping control the local animal population. Little Mews cat rescue of Oxford and the Chenango SPCA will have information and staff on hand to answer questions about spay/neuter program availability and to assist with the dinner – as well as showing off some beautiful animals seeking loving homes.
Funds received from the dinner will be donated to the Krista L. Bartle fund, in memory of the Oxford woman who passed away suddenly and had a great love of animals. The fund provides assistance to owners of domestic cats and dogs and helps owners defray the cost of spaying and neutering. Monies from the fund are also allocated to assist in emergency veterinarian medical care of animals who have sustained injuries; among them being struck by an automobile or experiencing G.I. Blockages, being among the most common.