For The Love Of Paws Receives Animal Welfare Award

For The Love Of Paws
For The Love Of Paws

SEBASTIAN – For The Love of Paws in Fellsmere has received the Animal Welfare Organization Of The Year Award for 2019 by the 211 Community Help Line of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast.

The ceremony was on Thursday, March 23th, at the Santa Lucia River Club in Port St. Lucie Florida. It was MC’d by Michael Williams NBC WPTV News Anchor.

For The Love Of Paws Senior Pet Sanctuary was established in 2014 in the Memory of Jessica Pankiewicz who passed away unexpectedly from an Auto Immune disease called Devic’s. It was her dream to someday establish For The Love Of Paws.

Since obtaining our 501(c)3 in February 2015 Love Of Paws has provided Sanctuary, Temporary and New Fur Ever Home to hundreds of Pets, giving peace of mind to their senior owners who could no longer car for them due to going into Hospice, Memory Care, Nursing Homes or Assisted Living.

Their Paws Meals On Wheels Program continues to grow and they currently provide over 10,000 pounds of pet food monthly to those in need through individual delivery. They also have a 2000 sq foot warehouse at 12198 County Road in Fellsmere Florida where recipients pick up food.

They also provide for over 17 food pantries, including two meals on wheels routes and two mobile monthly pet food pantries to reach people who can no get to our other locations.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.