POTTSTOWN PA – Mother Nature cooperated early Saturday (Sept. 9, 2023), and held back the rain, to ensure visitors a dry and mostly comfortable morning stroll around the 2023 Pottstown Pet Fair. Hundreds attended during the fair in Memorial Park on West High Street.
Smiles could be seen all around. Children loved the petting zoo and its chance to feed animals they may have been meeting, up close and personal, for a first time. Adults walking or carrying pets of their own shopped at several booths, choosing items for their forever friends or buys that struck their fancy.
A variety of non-profit animal rescue services used the pet fair as a platform to reach directly to area residents. Representatives described their specific needs, but more importantly tried to match rescued animals with those looking to adopt a pet. Several reported they had been operating in some summer weeks at full capacity.
At least two said they had made valuable connections with prospective future owners.
Some booths provided give-aways. A few offered free games of chance with the potential for a prize. “Everybody’s a winner,” one gift distributor said with good humor. A few held raffles or drawings to benefit animal-related causes.
All photos by Travels With The Post