New PAWS sign is also a memorial for long-time supporter
ALBION – This new sign for the PAWS Animal Shelter in Albion went up last week, replacing the original sign from when the shelter opened in 1981.
Kimberly Zambito-Dutton of Kent paid for the sign as a memorial for Carol Beach, a long-time supporter for PAWS. She was also a former board member who adopted dogs from the site on Gaines Basin Road in Albion.
Beach was also like a second mother for Zambito-Dutton.
“Everybody loved Carol,” Zambito-Dutton said today at PAWS. “She was a very giving and loving person. She would have loved this.”
West and Zambito-Dutton have been best friends since the fourth grade.
Zambito-Dutton remembers driving by PAWS about two years ago and noticing how worn the sign was. When she was reflecting on Beach’s life and her commitment to PAWS, Zambito-Dutton decided the new sign would be a nice tribute for Beach and also give PAWS a boost.
“It looks a lot better,” said Morgan Tinkous, PAWS manager.
The sign includes the letters I.M.O.C.B., which stands for “In Memory of Carol Beach.”