New Benefit Item to support R.U.F.F. – Relying Upon Furry Friends

Through R.U.F.F. pups train with staff and inmate handlers at Houtzdale State Correctional Institution for 15-18 months. At the end of the training, all inmate handlers receive a Certificate of Recognition in Canine Training and Care. Program trainers make quarterly visits to the prison throughout the training … Continue reading

PBK Sponsors Abel the Service Pup

Primitives by Kathy is very excited to have the opportunity to sponsor “Abel”, a yellow lab pup who will take part in the United Disabilities Services Foundation “Pups in Prison” training program. Abel and other young dogs will be trained by inmates to become service dogs for the disabled in an 18-month … Continue reading

Leg Up Farm Fall Festival

Returning to Leg Up Farm, members of our Primitives by Kathy staff volunteered to help with the annual Fall Festival. Volunteers helped children with crafts, face painting, pumpkin painting, and even a trick-or-treat event. Leg Up Farm, located in York, PA, is a non-profit therapy center for children with special needs … Continue reading

Lancaster Backpack Giveaway

Volunteers from Primitives by Kathy attended State Representative Mike Sturla’s fourth annual ‘Back to School Giveaway’ at the Lancaster Recreation Center to help hand out backpacks and school supplies to Lancaster children. Donated by people all over the county, students ranging from Kindergarten to 5th Grade took home backpacks, pencils, … Continue reading