Rescue holds Painting with Puppies event

Photo by Samantha Kramer

Winter-themed, heart-shaped plaque.

Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue hosted a Painting with Puppies event at the Hometown Pet Center in Coopersburg on Feb. 9 to help raise money for the organization.

People of all ages gathered to paint a winter-themed, heart-shaped plaque and to meet the animals up for adoption.

“The event is sold out with about 28 people,” Deanna Colagio, owner of the Hometown Pet Center, said.

People may assume rescue animals are limited to dogs and cats, but Logan’s Heroes also has small, furry animals and even barn animals. As guests enjoyed painting their plaques, they had the opportunity to meet Turnip, a female pit-bull terrier shepherd mix, and Bonnie, a domestic pig, who are both currently available for adoption.

Samantha Dittmar, a volunteer for the rescue, and Turnip’s foster mom, said, “Turnip is about a year old. She has a lot of energy, but once she calms down, she is so affectionate. She’s just a cuddle bug.”

Dittmar has been volunteering and fostering for the rescue for six months, and Turnip is her fourth foster.

According to Diehl, Logan’s Heroes has hosted similar events every month since October at the Hometown Pet Center and plans to continue doing so in the future to help raise money for all the adoptable animals.

Renee Garin, a guest who attended, found out about the rescue through her Facebook events page.

“My aunt and I like to do the charity and wine events; we want to support a good cause,” Garin stated.

All proceeds that are donated and raised for the rescue go toward food, veterinary care, medicine, and foster care for the animals. For more information about future events, visit Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue’s Facebook page or lharinc.org.