With great delay, but with no less joy, I’d like to share the PETS ALIVE “For the Luv’ of Pawz” event results.
WE HAVE COLLECTED
$4,707 in cash donations and over $2000 in goods and food donations, and two dogs found loving new homes!
The organizers from PETS ALIVE have assured us that the Jumping Bulldog’s charity event on September 21, was BY FAR their most successful event this year.
Here is a huge YAY and THANK YOU to all the wonderful ladies from PETS ALIVE, for coming to Astoria, and for trusting the Jumping Bulldog with your lovable charges!!!
We must say a most heartfelt THANK YOU to all of the WONDERFUL FRIENDS, CUSTOMERS and SUPPORTERS of the Jumping Bulldog –it is amazing what our community can do when help is needed! YOU GUYS ABSOLUTELY ROCK and I LOVE YOU ALL!!!
Huge thanks are due also to Damian Jackson, who very generously DONATED a HOTDOG STAND, a POPCORN MAKER, a SLUSHY MACHINE, ALL the fixings AND HIS STAFF to ensure a successful event! Damian, we are humbled by your generosity!!
Monica, our ever so patient and talented tattoo artist, who sat through countless crazy ideas and fulfilled everyone’s wishes.
And then there was Abigail Hammer, our 9–year old volunteer, who racked up a whooping $240 by yelling “a dollar for a life, please. Just one dollar!” and her 7-year old brother Dante.
We cannot forget our wonderful volunteers Gloria, Jesse, Carol, Amy, and Zoe and her two friends Brandon and Jacob, who walked our pups tirelessly throughout the day, and gave them a hefty dose of TLC –thank you so very much, guys!!
We would also like to express our thanks to our resident photographers Basia Avgostidis from “My Dog Needs a Walk”, and Patrick Barrigan, and Ian, our videographer, for sharing their time and talent with us to document the event.
And lets not forget the amazing JB staff for holding the fort all day, and for lending a hand wherever they could –you guys are the BEST ever!!
Last, but must certainly not least, thank you ever so much to my amazing and wonderfully caring friend Olga Vlachos.
Olga, your tenacity to help pets in need is inspiring, and PETS ALIVE and I are blessed to count you among our closest supporters and friends. Without you, none of this would have happened, and the entire pet population of PETS ALIVE thanks you –as do we! We love you, Olga!!!!
And all the goodies you stayed up baking for 24 hours straight weren’t bad either
With much love,
Tania & the JB Team