Cats Do Not Discriminate ~ PALS Volunteers Enjoyed the 2013 Pride Festival
We had a great time at the North Shore Pride Festival on Salem Common June 29. It was a very hot day, but fortunately the rain held off and eventually the sun came out. The Festival was very well attended and we talked with many animal lovers, including some past adopters, and lots of dogs stopped by to take advantage of our water and treat bowls. We also did well collecting donations and selling t-shirts.
It was a successful day and we look forward to participating again next year.
April Fundraiser a Hit!
Many thanks to Karen and the girls from Karen's Ballroom Dancing and Fitness Studio in Peabody, hosts of our April 27 & 28 PALS fundraiser. Close to $3,000 was raised to help with veterinary care and supplies for our cats and kittens.
Special thanks to local businesses who donated raffle items including Snip-Its, Salem Wine Imports, D'Anna Photography, and CanvasMyPix, to Zumba instructors Dot, Nena and Tara and to Richard from R.J. Desanctis Entertainment, who made a great MC for the Saturday reception.
This beautiful - and tasty - cake was made by Carlos.
Barbara and her mother, both animal lovers who volunteered their time.
The most creative treat? These adorable "mice" made with Oreos, cherry cordials, Hershey kisses and almond slivers!
A large group of PALS volunteers attended the event.
Santa Claws® Popular with Dogs, Cats and even an Iguana
PALS volunteers and friends, including members of the St. John's Prep Animal Welfare Group, greeted over one hundred pets this month during PetSmart's Santa Claws photo event. We acted as photographers, Santas, Santa's helpers, printers and greeters and, in return, met lots of great animals and earned 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the holiday photos. While most of the photographers were amatuer enthusiasts, we were thrilled to have Paul Michaels of Man Mountain Productions shoot for us one day. Here are a few of his pix.
Paul is also responsible for the beautiful portraits of our cats seen on this site and on the cage cards in our Adoption Center.
We were also happy to meet BooBoo, an iguana who arrived in a pink down vest and changed into a red skirt before striking this pose. Santa, played by Evan from St. John's Prep, had no idea what he was getting himself into today!
Thanks to the Merchants of Salem's Museum Place Mall
PALS volunteers exhibited at the Museum Place Mall on Saturday, December 15 as part of their holiday open house. We were visited by numerous previous adoptors and made some new friends who dropped off cat food and supplies for our foster families and tried their luck at our raffles. Many thanks to the merchants of Salem's Museum Place Mall for inviting us to participate and for supporting our feline rescue efforts.
Black Cat Friday was a success! PALS offered a Black Friday "paw-buster" the day after Thanksgiving and said farewell to Marilyn and Fu Manchu, two adorable black kittens.
We still have many deserving black and black & white cats who are anxious to move out of the Adoption Center and into loving homes for the holidays.
Please stop in to get to know Bartles (below left), Jade (below right), Jaymes, Cody, Casey, Rex and Keith, all deserving cats anxious to find a loving home in time for the new year.
Volunteers (both human and four-legged) attended the Blessing of the Animals
Special thanks to the following local businesses who donated to our October 13th "Eat, Drink and Be Scary" fundraiser:
"Funny You Should Say That," a comedy night fundraiser for PALS, was held Wednesday, June 13 at Finz on Pickering Wharf. We packed the upstairs with 110 guests who laughed with (and at) local comedians Tony V, Steve Calechman and Carolyn Plummer. Two lucky winners went home with cash (from the 50/50 raffle) and a basket of scratch tickets, while the volunteers from PALS brought home over $1,500 for the cats and kittens. And that's nothing to laugh at!