Law firm launches animal rescue campaign

UTICA — Law firm William Mattar has launched its annual Rescue a Shelter Animal campaign, which aims to raise awareness and support for area shelters and the animals they serve.

The campaign runs throughout November, highlighting the importance of rescuing an animal from a local animal shelter or rescue organization or supporting them through donations and volunteerism.

The campaign also includes a pet photo contest, where the community can submit photos of their pets for a chance to win a donation to a shelter or shelter of their choice.

“Relief shelters achieved record adoption rates at the height of the pandemic. Unfortunately, many adoptions were not the right solution and shelters are filling up again. Pets give so much unconditional love. If you can, we encourage you to save an animal from the shelter. You can also help by donating or volunteering at a shelter or rescue center near you,” Mattar said.

William Mattar encourages the public to enter the company’s pet photo contest. To enter, visit and submit your pet’s photo and name by Tuesday, November 15.

The public will then have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pet photo from Wednesday, November 16 through Wednesday, November 30. The entrant whose photo receives the most votes will select a local animal shelter or rescue organization to receive a monetary donation. by William Mattar, CP

Denise W. Whigham