Last year was a challenging one for man and animal alike. As you can imagine, we had one of the highest numbers ever of abandoned animals enter our system. And most recently, PAWS was instrumental in helping with a raid on a Humane Sanctuary located in Kinsman, OH. Several animals were rescued and now need good homes. That's why this year's "PAWS 4 a Cause Adopt-a-Thon and Family Fun Day" event at the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field in Moreland Hills on Saturday, May 15th (from 9:30am to 2:30pm) is so important.
Admission and parking is FREE! And there’s something for everyone, including those with four legs! Bring your own pooch and participate in our dog contests or our 1 or 2 mile walk around the park. Pre-registration is $25 and $30 for day-of the walk. (Pre-registration includes a doggie bag and a t-shirt; t-shirt for day-of-registrants subject to availability). Try your luck in the Big Ticket Raffle for a chance to win fabulous dinner & hotel packages, see some talented canines in action during our demonstrations, shop at our local pet-related and craft vendor booths, enjoy delicious food, get peace of mind if your pet gets lost by taking advantage of microchipping at 50% off the normal cost, and much, much more. In previous years, we’ve had more than 21 rescue groups and over 200 animal lovers attend this event! This year’s host will be Cleveland’s legendary meteorologist Dick Goddard and we’re hoping that award-winning news anchor Wilma Smith will accompany him.
You can also set up your own fundraising page and raise more money for the animals by having people sponsor you for the event. Visit http://www.firstgiving.com and type in “Public Animal Welfare Society.” Click on the "Get Started" button. From there, it’s simple to create your own customized fundraising page to send to family and friends.
Your help is essential to our mission. PAWS has been making a difference in the community since 1976. We take in the dogs thrown out on the streets…abandoned kittens left in boxes to starve…and dehydrated dogs found in foreclosed homes. We’ve removed chains embedded in a dog's neck… removed eyes from a cat when destroyed by infection…treated parvo and heartworm. We found permanent homes for 81 dogs in 2009, and countless more homes for cats and kittens. As a non-profit rescue organization, we rely on countless volunteers…along with sponsorship dollars from you. Our dollars go to the animals, so the more we have, the more effective we can be at saving the abandoned, stray and injured animals in Greater Cleveland.
For more information, please visit http://www.pawsohio.org/paws4acause.
PS. Don't forget to purchase your 'Big Ticket Raffle' tickets in advance...so you make sure to get them. We put together some great packages this year..... http://www.pawsohio.org/P4AC%202010/2010%20Raffle%20Prizes.htm
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