First, let’s do a quick rundown of the 2016 events we know so far. March: Our annual Good Friday Fish Fry will be 3-25. April thru May: Bedding plant sale at PAWS Place Adoption Center. June: Annual “Dawg Daze of Summer” celebration at Alto Vineyards. July 1, 2: Fourth of July pork butt sale at PAWS Place Adoption Center. September 23: Begin our annual mum sale at PAWS Place Adoption Center. October: Ouida’s fall fish fry fundraiser. November 5: PAWS Annual Auction for Animals at Blue Sky Winery. So mark your new calendars now, and plan to join us on our journey to save these lives and build a facility we will all be so proud of. Uh-oh. Here we are again, rapidly moving into traditional breeding season for dogs and cats. Then, in a couple of months, we will be swamped with requests to take dozens and dozens of unwanted puppies and kittens. News flash, folks. This is preventable! Please spay or neuter your companion animals, and if homeless animals show up, spay or neuter them, too. Insist that everyone you know with companion animals has them spayed or neutered. Step up, get involved, help solve the problem. Please. Visit PAWS Place Adoption Center to adopt your new best friend, shop at PAWS 2nd Chance Resale, support us however you can. We can only do this because you continue to want us to, and help us do it. We will keep up the good work as long as you do! Meanwhile, if you see a companion animal in need, in trouble, or suffering, please, please call someone before it’s too late for them. Call your local animal control office, the police, the Sheriff’s Dept., and let us know, too. It IS your business if an innocent being who cannot speak for himself needs your help! Spay/Neuter/Adopt companion animals and keep PAWS in mind. Call or write to us at 139 E. Vienna St., Anna, IL, 62906; ph: 618-833-DOGS (3647); pawspaws.org; and facebook.com/PAWSAnna.