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Our community of pet lovers is important to us. Paws and Claws Pet Shelter can thrive with your awareness, your involvement, your caring, and your sharing, so we try to connect with you in as many ways as possible. This newsletter is one of them -- along with the Shelter's and the Thrift Cottage's Facebook pages, this website, the PCPS blog, and community events. Friends' Connection is published two times a year. Here's the full version of Abby Burnett's "Baking for Bowser," which appeared in the June 2017 issue of the newsletter. Truely, nothin' says lovin' like something from the oven!
Former board member Polly Potter passed away on April 26, 2017.
Former Paws and Claws board member, Polly was a passionate advocate for homeless and abused dogs and cats. She is missed.
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Polly Potter—friend, former board member, and beautiful soul. Polly was a long-time and highly valued board member of Paws and Claws Pet Shelter from the late 1990s to 2014. In fact, when the board decided to adopt a doing-business-as name in late 2014, the name “Paws and Claws Pet Shelter” was her idea.
Polly joined the pet shelter group early on, bringing both skill and energy to activities that supported abandoned dogs and cats in Madison County. She was the driving force behind the Paws and Claws race at Withrow that was the shelter's main fundraiser from 1998 to 2013, when it ended. She, along with Carol Horton, was also the force behind the shelter's current main fundraiser, Paws and Claws Thrift Cottage. She was central to setting up the shelter's bingo games, another fundraiser, and to the success of many events over the years.
Polly had a rich life. She worked as a computer programming specialist in accounting decades ago when women were few and far between in such work. She worked for big companies—even at The Hague in the Netherlands for a stint—and at the University of Arkansas. Madison County is very lucky that Polly also worked for the abandoned dogs and cats among us.
Here are words that Polly shared some years ago, and words she lived by, too: Thoughts lead to Words, which lead to Actions, which lead to Habits, which lead to Character, which leads to Destiny.
Thank you, Polly, for your love, energy, and wisdom.