Third Annual Tamaqua Dog Walk held
STEVE SHINKO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Greg and Wendy Lesniak and their dog Nutmeg participate in Tamaqua Area Animal Rescue's 3rd annual dog walk held Saturday afternoon along the Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail located on US 209 west of the borough. The fund raising event is held each year in an effort to raise monies for a permanent "no kill" shelter in Tamaqua to house lost and stray animals found in the borough and the surrounding communities. Currently the organization has to rely on foster families or the Hillside Animal Shelter in Pottsville to take in the animals until their owners are located or an adoption takes place. Tamaqua Area Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide care and sanctuary for the lost, abandoned, abused, and neglected animals of Tamaqua and surrounding areas. To report any lost, found, or stray animals, find out how you can become a foster family, or help out in any other way, area residents are asked to call 570-527-6808 or 570-778-0059.