PURR WV is a privately owned all cat rescue. This means that we receive NO funding form the city, county or state of WV. Therefore we are totally dependent on donations and the money raised through our many fund raisers.
At the heart of our fund raising endeavors, one name comes up repeatedly, that of Peggy Karis. Peggy with her energy, enthusiasm and ability to talk to people, is constantly looking for new and different fund raising activities. Whether it is a night of music or a eat for a cause ¯ at a restaurant, Peggy has been instrumental in finding unique, fun and entertaining ways to help the kitties of PURR WV. Peggy has the gift of planning, organizing and getting it done.
Peggy comes from a family of pet lovers and always remembers having a cat in her life. One of her favorite childhood memories is being with her mom, pushing her baby doll stroller except in the stroller was not a doll but rather a cat!! Peggy got involved in volunteering at PURR because of a shopping trip to Pet Supplies Plus. PURR was there, having an off site event, and she picked up some information. She read over the brochures, and looked over the FB page and web site and decided that she wanted to get involved. She called the number on info and spoke with Lorna, PURR’s executive director and told her that she wanted to volunteer at the adoption day that Saturday. Peggy volunteered at that next off site, and the rest is PURR-fect history - Peggy is going on her fourth year!!!
Peggy has an enthusiastic, joyful personality and this bubbles over into her words about PURR WV. She recalls her first visit to PURR, and found that PURR was like no other shelter she had ever seen - the cats being caged as little as possible, allowing them to roam freely, engage in normal cat behavior and play. She is proud to be involved with a group who is doing so much to help the cats and kittens of WV.
Peggy would love to see more folks get involved with volunteering at PURR. There are many volunteer opportunities at PURR for folks of all ages. Why not join us at one of our upcoming events? Peggy helps coordinate the events and fund raisers in the Clarksburg area. Just look for the lady with the big smile and the kitty cat ears. She will be ready to tell you how you can help make the world more purr-fect, one kitty at a time.