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DOVER, YORK COUNTY, Pa.-- Animals in West York, York County will benefit from a craft show and holiday bazaar held Saturday.

West York BARk (Borough Animal Response krew) hosted more than 30-vendors for the 4th annual event, held at the Dover Community Center. Shoppers could get an early start on their holiday shopping, with all sorts of crafts and independent consultants taking part. A raffle was also available for attendees.

Photos with Santa were also available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go to West York BARk, and pet donations were also accepted. From now until December 17th, the organization will be collecting pet donations and supplies of any kind.

"The Saturday before Christmas, West York Ambulance will take us around and we will deliver to whomever has called in and requested help and we will give them food and dishes and bowls and treats and bones and anything that we deliver," said Shelley Metzler, Founder and CEO of BARk.

Donations can be dropped off on the front porch of 43 North Clinton Street, in York. West York BARk is a non-profit organization made up of about 30-volunteers who respond to emergencies involving any animal that is lost, stolen, found, hurt, tethered outside for long periods of time or abused within West York Borough.

West York BARk is also partnering with Sacred Bones Society MC to help military veterans. The group is looking for donations of clothing, toiletries, personal items, pet supplies and pet food donations. For more information on this cause, email

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