Published: December 30, 2011
Operation “Santa Paws” is an annual Christmas drive spearheaded by Shepherd of the Valley-Poland that provides donations to Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, Animal Charity in Youngstown and Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary in Salem. Now in its fourth year, the donations, collected at various locations, far exceeded those of past years. Drop-off points included Southern Park Mall, Copper Zone Tanning and Pet Lodge in Boardman, and Roth Bros. selected the drive as its charity of choice this year. In addition to pet food and supplies, $240 was donated, which was divided among the three agencies. Shown, left to right, are Ken Herlinger of AWL; Donnie Fatou, Shepherd of the Valley materials management clerk; and Andrew Austin, AWL.