Many of you around town have heard of, or contributed to, “My Best Friend’s Bowl” pet food bank that Judith Towner started in February 2011, and operated out of Lakewood Community Services Center for the benefit of their clients. Her goal was to be able to provide pet food to owners facing difficulty feeding their pets during trying times and to be able to keep them in their homes. Owners are facing the problem of feeding themselves and their families, let alone feeding their pets. Many have surrendered their best friends to shelters because of this.
We have now blended with the Public Animal Welfare Society of Ohio (PAWS), a not-for-profit animal rescue, foster and adoption agency, run largely by an all volunteer staff along with their Director, Amy Beichler. PAWS has been a tireless advocate for animals in need since 1979.
On Friday, June 15th from 6-10pm, PAWS will be holding the first-ever benefit to raise funds, food and awareness of the problem people are having feeding their pets. The event, “Bowling for Bowls” is $20.00 per person and will include 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, food, pop, Chinese raffle and 50-50 raffle in 2 shifts. 6-8pm and 8-10pm. DJ Earl from Lucky Duck DJ/Karaoke Productions will be there to entertain everyone. Laurie Sekeres from Ganley Westside Imports in North Olmsted will be there with the “Pet tested, pet approved” Subaru Forrester to help us “stuff the Subaru” with pet food donations. Anyone bringing a bag of dry dog or cat food will receive 2 free Chinese raffle tickets. There will also be a cash bar.
Get your teams together for an evening of fun, food and music while helping PAWS reach out to more pet owners in need. And, see the newly renovated Mahall’s with their fabulous garage doors that have been recently opened for an open air view of Madison Avenue while enjoying the evening.
More information can be seen at www.pawsohio.org - click events tab. You can download a flyer there as well if you’d like to help us promote this great event.