Sirens to perform at pet benefit

LOCK HAVEN-HELP for Pets announces a barn dance featuring local rhythm and blues favorite The Sirens.

The fundraising event will be held Saturday, July 16 at the 1900 Red Barn, 652 Island Road, beginning at 7 p.m.

The Sirens started 24 years ago, and continue to wow audiences with their tight vocals and exceptional musicianship. Members Carroll Rhodes, Lori Smith, Jenny Thorsen, Paula Moore and Mary Lou Bonner deliver a performance at a level which is seldom heard in central Pennsylvania.

“What always amazes me about these talented women is how completely together they play. It’s as if they all breathe together and all know exactly what each other is thinking,” said Dr. Christina Livingston, founder of HELP for Pets, veterinarian, and music enthusiast.

This stellar level of entertainment is what keeps audiences coming back year after year to experience the dynamics of the group.

The Sirens play only select benefits each year since they are technically retired.

“I am grateful that the group is full of kind animal lovers who believe in the goals of our group,” said Dr. Livingston.

HELP for Pets was formed in 2010 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission, “To provide interest-free loans to Clinton County pet owners who have exhausted all other financial means to allow for urgent treatment of their pets, thus alleviating unnecessary euthanasia.” The Chessie Spay and Neuter fund was founded three years later as a complementary mission to that fund, with the motto: “Neuter today. HELP stop pet overpopulation in Clinton County tomorrow.” This fund loans money to pet owners to allow for “on time” neutering in an attempt to alleviate pet overpopulation in Clinton County.

HELP for Pets is funded entirely by contributions and loan repayment. Visit the website at for additional information.