Earth Animal Paves The Way For Johnny

When Earth Animal moves into their new digs, they’ll do so without John R. Mancinelli.

The longtime employee — a comedian, healer and humanitarian, loved by colleagues and customers for his big heart and boundless energy — died nearly 3 years ago.

But he won’t be forgotten.

The natural-alternatives pet store is creating a memorial walkway at the entrance to the new location: the old Post Road Starbucks (and before that, Krazy Vin’s), next to

John R. Mancinelli

There will be bricks for Johnny. Customers can purchase others, to honor family members and friends (of both the human and furry variety).

All proceeds benefit Westport Animal Shelter Advocates.

The walkway will be dedicated as part of Earth Animal’s grand opening on October 6 — the first anniversary of Johnny’s death.

It takes several weeks to engrave the bricks, so orders close August 12. Click here for details, and ordering information.

5 responses to “Earth Animal Paves The Way For Johnny

  1. Karen Kramer

    It’s been 3 years come October 6 that we all lost John. Hard to believe.😢

  2. I’d been looking out for John whenever we’d visit Earth Animal during all this time and didn’t know he’d passed until now…shocking and very sad. Thank you, 06880…another community service above and beyond.

  3. Adam Vengrow

    John was a very good man, such a great person to have in town, he is missed

  4. Caroline Howe

    He is missed indeed. It was a great loss
    and good of Earth Animal to remember him.
    It took me a long time to go back into the store.