Love Me Because…
I am older
I am overweight
No one taught me better
I have medical issues
I have attitude
I am special
I need you
On February 2, 2013 from 12-5pm at Hood’s Doit Best in Wyandotte, P.A.W.S. of Michigan will host the 4th Annual Love Me Because Pet Adoption Event, specifically for animals that are harder to adopt because of their unique traits or behaviors. Last year’s event found homes for 20 needy animals and raised $5300 for P.A.W.S. of Michigan who made a donation to rescue group Pound Pals as well as The PAWS Clinic Karma Fund.
Although some of the dogs and cats who will attend the event have health or behavioral issues and need special homes, many are healthy, friendly animals who have been overlooked for nothing more than a plain coat or a few more years under their collars.
We all have our quirks, and so do animals. Unfortunately for the four pawed, when they are different they are often unwanted as well. Their own individual distinctions and identities sometimes cause them to live in cages far longer than their smaller, younger, counterparts. Kittens, calicos, the very sweet natured, the well behaved, all get adopted first, leaving behind the overweight, the older animals, the Plain Jane’s and Tabby Tom’s; the ones with health problems, the animals with behavior problems, who really only have behavior issues because no one took the time to teach them better manners in the first place.”
“Sometimes animals just have their own attitude,” saidTerra Muscat, co-chairman of the event. “They all need someone who will love them because they are this way, who will accept them and cherish them just the way they are.”
Love Me Because Pet Adoption Event is a collaboration between P.A.W.S. of Michigan, Shelter to Home, and the Wyandotte Animal Shelter.
The event includes a silent auction, raffle, and bake sale. P.A.W.S. of Michigan signature merchandise will be available for sale. The silent auction has already begun and bids may be placed in store at Hood’s Doit Best or online at www.facebook.com/LoveMeBecausePetAdoptionEvent.
Love Me Because Adoption event will be held at Hood’s Doit Best at 1844 Ford Avenue, Wyandotte, on February 2nd from 12-5pm. “P.A.W.S. of Michigan is very grateful to Hood’s Doit Best, as well as to the many, many other generous merchants and individuals who have donated wonderful gifts and prizes for our raffle and auction,” said Muscat. “Even if you aren’t ready to add a new furry member to your family, please stop by and join in the fun, or enjoy some of our incredible donated baked goods at our bake sale. Every penny raised goes directly to help the animals.”
For more information, please contact the event Chairs Terra Muscat (Terra@pawsofmichigan.com) or Patti Christie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Love Me Because Pet Adoption Event Mission: to place hard-to-adopt animals into good, loving homes. Visit www.facebook.com/LoveMeBecausePetAdoptionEvent
About P.A.W.S. of Michigan: P.A.W.S. is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to find homes for homeless animals, and to actively promote the spaying and neutering of all companion animals and feral cats. Meetings are held at 6:30pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Riverview City Hall, 14100 Civic Park Drive in Riverview. New volunteers are always welcome. For more information about P.A.W.S., visit the organization’s web site at http://www.pawsofmichigan.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pawsofmichigan