Record-breaking crowd attends MAPS breakfast
Over $10,000 raised for local homeless animals
By Breanna Speth
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield Area Pet Shelter (MAPS) held its fifth annual Paws & Pancakes fundraising breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Sunday, Feb. 28. The event featured a delicious breakfast and more than 30 raffle baskets as well as opportunities to learn about the pet shelter and its progress.
More than 50 MAPS volunteers helped serve 953 people in just 3 ½ hours.
“The outpouring of support we receive from our community continues to amaze and inspire us every day,” said MAPS President Karen Rau. “Their support solidifies our belief that we live in a generous, compassionate community filled with people who believe in our mission to rescue and protect innocent animals.”
The event raised $10,700, and all funds will support MAPS’ lifesaving mission to treat all animals with dignity and respect, enrich the lives of animals in need, and improve the relationship between people and pets. They pledge that every adoptable animal will be given the opportunity to find a loving home regardless of space, age, or time limitations.
Currently, MAPS operates out of two temporary locations until funds can be raised to build a new, permanent facility. One location at 210 W. 29th St. — in the former airport terminal building — houses stray intakes. The other, within Marshfield Mall, serves as a Microchip and Adoption Center with open hours of 4:30-6 p.m. on weekdays and 11 am. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
MAPS’ next fundraiser will be “Paws for Brittany” on Saturday, May 7, at Wildwood Park. For more information, visit www.MarshfieldPetShelter.org or call 715-486-5140.