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Paw Prints for SPCA Serving Allegany County returns, Giant Food Mart in Cuba joins the fun


Fundraiser for shelter animals in both Wellsville and Cuba Giant Food Mart Stores this April

From left at Giant Food Mart in Wellsville, SPCA Serving Allegany County President Larry Clark, Giant Food Mart Dairy Manager Faith Salter, Giant Food Mart Assistant Store Manager David Payne, Giant Food Mart Assistant Front End Manager Alicia Flamini and SPCA Serving Allegany County Executive Director Lynda Pruski.

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The Giant Food Mart in Wellsville has been a long supporters of the April Paw Prints “Help Save Our Animals” fundraisers for the SPCA Serving Allegany County.

This year, Cuba’s Giant Food Mart is hosting the fundraiser as well, and it has special meaning to the SPCA.

“The SPCA Serving Allegany County has never been able to get into Cuba before and Larry Clark, our president, was able to secure the Cuba Giant to participate with us,” said SPCA Serving Allegany County President Lynda Pruski. “What is really great is, in 1911, the SPCA Serving Allegany County was started in Cuba, New York, so we are pretty excited about that.”

At various stores around Allegany County, the Paw Prints are $1 but you can donate more.

Larry Clark and Lynda Pruski talk about the Paw Prints fundraiser and the history behind the 2022 campaign.

“To see the response of people who participate is overwhelming,” said Clark. “People come up to me and make a donation right then and there, they really care.”

Pruski said when you walk into Giant Food Mart and see the Paw Prints covering a wall, it’s quite a sight.

“What is wonderful it to see the windows or the walls wall papered with Paw Prints,” Pruski said.

April is also Animal Cruelty Prevention Month, which ties in with the Paw Prints to hep save the animals. All proceeds go directly to Allegany County to help with the animals.

For more information on the SPCA Serving Allegany County, to see photos, hours of operation and other fundraisers, CLICK HERE.

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