Little Guild invites all to party

CORNWALL — The Little Guild board of directors is hosting a party to thank everyone who helped pull off the great West Virginia rescue mission. The party will be Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Cornwall Consolidated School. It was the weekend after Superstorm Sandy hit late last October. A crew of Little Guild employees and volunteers took a truck and a van to a damaged shelter that was still rescuing pets and taking in pound animals that would have otherwise been euthanized. They loaded dozens of cats, dogs and puppies, as many as would fit, and drove 12 hours back to West Cornwall. There, more volunteers waited to help unload, feed, house and give a little love to each. Many came back for weeks to help. A steady stream of caring people brought cash, pet food, bedding and toys. Families fostered and adopted.Marcia Schultz, president of the board, said that anyone who helped in any way is invited to the party as a thank you. The Little Guild plans to share the many happy endings of the mission.“So many people came to help, brought food and blankets, walked dogs and just generally made this rescue mission a success and we know the names of less than half of them,” she said. “We want to thank everyone personally and share rescue stories, and perhaps learn how to do it better if we should have to do this again.” A response is requested so that refreshments can be planned. Call Joann Marsh at 860-868-9655 and leave a message.

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