Euclid Pet Pals Event Raises Funds For Shelter
When it comes to caring about pets gone astray -- as well as other at-risk animals – the supporters of the Euclid Animal Shelter are a reliable and steadfast bunch. On May 13, a capacity crowd of about 200 people turned out for the Euclid Pet Pals’ 13th annual “Bark-B-Q” rib dinner at Tizzano’s Party Center on East 260th St. to help raise money to support the shelter. Typically, the event raises more than $5,000 to help cover the cost of caring for the distressed animals – and also finding them good homes.
Patti Burlingham, treasurer of the volunteer Pet Pals group, describes the recent benefit dinner as a “huge success,” noting that the proceeds this year got an additional financial boost from a new “side board” attraction – suggested by Jack Murphy, the proprietor of Tradewinds Lounge on East 200th St. Murphy, who assisted in implementing the new wrinkle, has long supported the animal shelter’s efforts.
Another dedicated supporter of the Euclid Pet Pals program – Harriet Radvansky – created and donated numerous arts and crafts prizes for the event’s Chinese raffle. A resident of Brunswick, Radvansky initially was introduced to the shelter program several years ago by former Euclid resident Fay Davis, who typically invites a group of friends to accompany her to the major fund-raising events.
Among the Pet Pals’ upcoming activities is a “PAW- dicure & Man – icure” event slated for Sunday June 12 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Show up with your favorite pooch and pay $20 for a manicure for yourself – and get your dog’s nails polished for $5 by experienced professionals. (Advance reservations required.)
Other fund-raisers on the schedule include: a car wash on Saturday July 16 in the shelter parking lot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and a rummage sale on July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – also in the parking lot. The Euclid Animal Shelter is located at 25100 Lakeland Blvd. (For more information, phone: 216-289-2057.).