The Purr-fect Find

PALS held The Purr-fect Find fundraiser and fashion show March 22, 2012 at the Hawthorne Hotel. As an all-volunteer nonprofit feline rescue group, PALS relies on the generosity of private donors to cover the costs of veterinary care, which can run up to $250 per cat. The Purr-fect Find, our one major fundraiser of the year, was also a way for us to raise community awareness of our small shelter.

The generosity of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees helped PALS raise $2,600 for the care of the cats and kittens in our foster homes and adoption shelter.

The event was sponsored by Northeast Verterinary Hospital, Salem Five Charitable Foundation, Tapparo Capital Management, Modern Millie and re-find.

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Special thanks to the following local businesses and friends who donated raffle prizes:

Alison Ravins of The Pampered Chef • Ben & Jerry’s, Salem • Beverly Wild Bird and Pet Supply • Carol Fournier • Carol Griffiths • The Cheesecake Factory • Christine Robidoux of Modern Millie • Coffee Time Bakery • Cranney Companies • David Bollen of Salem Recreation • Diane Fortune-Smith • Dog Gone Perfect, Newburyport • Donna Goldstein • Donna Michaud • Finz • Gail Wakefield • Hawthorne Hotel • Jean Danilczuk • Jean Mulhern • KrisTina & Michael Wheeler • Laura Lanes Skin Care • Lisa Vince of Fetch • MaryAnn Tapparo • Med Spa Clinic, Woburn • Meredith Nelson Photography • Monkey Joe’s, Danvers • Muffin Shop, Marblehead • Nancy D’Anna of D’Anna Portrait Studio • New England Aquarium • Newbury North Hair Salon, Lynnfield • Paddy Kelly’s, Peabody • Photography by Corinna • Salem Theater Company • Salem Witch Museum • Sensational Travel, Salem • Shelley Matthews of re-find • Snip-its, Peabody • Soma, Beverly • Sonya Sauchuk of Emerald Moon Holistic Therapies • Tropical Products

Shelter volunteers and friends of PALS modeled fashions for women provided by re-find (eclectic new and re-sale) and Modern Millie (vintage and consignment.)  

Models included: Guenevere Blanchard of Ben & Jerry’s •  Shawna Finnegan • Meghan Flynn • Sally Gifford • Connie Goudreau • Anna Maria Mancini • Tina Piechowicz Lana Rudym • Amanda Tapparo • Amy Tapparo

Men’s fashions were provided by re-find.

Models included: Darek Barcikowski of Café Polonia • Steve Cachelman, your MC • Dan Sousa of Eastern Bank • Ceni Qoshja of the Hawthorne Hotel

Special thanks to: Event organizers Carol Fournier, KrisTina Wheeler and Donna Michaud. Shelley from re-find and Christine from Modern Millie. Comedian and MC Steve Cachelman. Musician Edi Rovi. Make-up artist Megan Autrey. Event volunteers Donna Goldstein, Lorrie Kmiec, Rachel Dougherty, Liz Dandreo and Sue Fusegni. Cat photographer Paul Michaels. The Art Corner, Dr. Brian Witkov, and Nancy & Amos Cutter for their generous contributions to PALS.


Adopt a locally rescued cat or kitten through PALS, a no-kill, all-volunteer, nonprofit feline rescue group based in Salem.

Hours for adoptions: Saturday 11-4 & Sunday 11-3

You may view the available cats and kittens in their cages during regular PetSmart store hours.

Adoption Center: 10 Traders Way (inside PetSmart) • Salem, MA 01970 • DirectionsDonateContact Us • 978-531-7478 kitty_withyarn