Pottstown Pet Fair Returns, Honors ‘Cat Guy’ Founder

The smallest and youngest pets (at top), some of them just-born kittens and one of them only 10 days old, attracted plenty of cuddling attention

POTTSTOWN PA – After a COVID-necessary hiatus during 2020, the annual Pottstown Pet Fair returned Saturday (Sept. 11, 2021) to Memorial Park on West King Street. It attracted hundreds of pet owners, and those soon hoping to be. It was full of renewed promise for continued events in the future, and admiration for a self-professed “cat guy” who was among its founders.

Pottstown Pet Fair Returns, Honoring Its Co-Founder
Saturday’s Pet Fair was a “people meet, dogs greet” sort of affair

And there was fur. Lots of it, of varying types, thicknesses, and feel, in any direction a visitor turned. “Isn’t it wonderful?,” one woman happily gushed, with leashed dogs on each hand.

Pottstown Pet Fair Returns, Honoring Its Co-Founder
Walkways in the park were jammed with vendors, and eager shoppers too

Vendors offering an array of products, mostly for dogs and cats but a few for other animal friends as well, explained their benefits to potential customers and rang up sales. Several animal rescue non-profit organizations were there, both to find new forever homes for those they’ve saved and to solicit new members or the occasional donation. Themed activities were available for kids, while their parents patiently held on to the family’s non-human members.

Pottstown Pet Fair Returns, Honoring Its Co-Founder

During the day the public was introduced to a handsomely landscaped area nearby (above) that offered benches for the weary and well-traveled, dedicated in the name of the late Bill Sharon. Sharon, probably one of Pottstown’s best known animal advocates, helped start and grow the pet fair into an event that’s also anticipated by out-of-towners and draws attendance from surrounding counties.

Pottstown Pet Fair Returns, Honoring Its Co-Founder
Boyertown-based Silvermoon Alpacas of PA brought along two of their finest specimen. They were an hit with visitors
Pottstown Pet Fair Returns, Honoring Its Co-Founder
Assembly blocks from the Pottstown Children’s Discovery Center offered both exercise and creativity while parents and pets roamed the fair

Photos by The Posts