NORWICH — The Chenango SPCA held its first Paws and Pints fundraiser on Saturday, August 7, at Hidden Springs Brewhouse in Norwich.
As things kicked off, Chenango SPCA Executive Director Annette Clarke was hopeful for a fun and successful day, saying, "We're hoping for a good crowd, and we're hoping to make some money for the animals."
Sponsored by Hidden Springs Brewhouse, Oliver's Campers, and StaffWorks, the fundraiser drew animal lovers of all ages. Several dogs were also in attendance and participated in the Paws and Pints pet parade.
SPCA officials sold Paws and Pints T-shirts, Hidden Springs employees set up several cornhole boards, as well as croquet, and magician Ryan Bliss made rounds, performing impressive slight of hand tricks for visitors.
Clarke explained that community support is essential for the survival of the SPCA.