NORWICH – On Saturday, from 5–7 p.m. at the Norwich VFW, pet owners and lovers from around the county will gather in solidarity to raise both funding and awareness for a local nonprofit that's taken on its fair share of weight for thousands of animals in need throughout greater Chenango County.
For over a half-decade, All Animals Matter, Inc. (AAM) has conducted its business of compassion as an outreach for strays, ferals and pets of the area's less-than-fortunate in need of a hand-up.According to AAM founder Diane Troxell of Oxford, in 2015 alone more than 250 animals were spayed and neutered though AAM, and some 55 pets received emergency veterinary procedures with the help of funds channeled though All Animal Matter.
“It really all comes down to collaboration and relationships,” said Troxell. Troxell indicated that buy fostering a open dialogue and networking with several area veterinarians such as Compassionate Care in Norwich, and practices in Pittsfield and New Berlin, the nonprofit maximizes efficacy.
“These veterinarian practices have gone above an beyond by keeping rates reasonable so that AAM can assist in the cost of surgeries and emergency medical care for all animals,” said Troxell.