Over $4,000 raised at First Annual WOW!

April 28, 2010 1 comment

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The first annual WOW! Walk held on Sunday April 18th in Willow Springs was a wonderful day for the animals. Over $4,000 was raised to help the homeless animals of Triple R Pets and New Beginnings. The highest pledge winners were Lynn Morrello, Martha Sagris, Kathleen King and Penny Mulcahy, and Cindi Buczkowske. The first place prize was a handmade Adirondack dog bed.

The sun was shining as the dogs and owners stepped up to the starting line for the walk around the park. Several supporters who did not have dogs, brought photos of their cats and walked the route with them! On the second lap of the walk, some of the smaller dogs complained that their little legs were worn out, so their owners picked them up and bravely carried them over the finish line.

After the walk, everyone received a certificate and headed over to the food booth sponsored by New Beginnings for a delicious lunch of burgers and chips and tasty cookies!

After lunch there was time for participants to visit the booths that were set up. Our local stained glass artist, Mary Gaines, had a wonderful selection of stained glass dogs and cats, and next to Mary’s booth was the Knitters for Critters table. This group of ladies crochets and knits small blankets for the shelter animals that must stay in kennels. When the pets are adopted, the blanket goes with them to their new home so that they will have something familiar to help them feel more comfortable. Learn more about Knitters for Critters on their website.

Triple R Pets also had a booth showing how a TNR (trap-neuter-return) program can help feral cats and shelter pets. Tree House was there too. To learn about their adoption programs, please visit TreeHouse Animals website. A volunteer from EARS was there to show us the things we need to help our pets in an emergency disaster. Please see EARS website  for more information on emergency pet preparedness.

The contests ended the day of fun. Cricket was paws down the best yodeler in the singing contest! The best kisser contest brought out the pooches for smooches especially when they found the peanut butter on their owners’ faces! And who could resist taking a photo of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Paws in the best costume contest?

Thank you everyone for sharing the day with us at the WOW! Walk where we all walked our way to a no-kill world, one paw at a time. Thank you and see you next year!

First Spring Spay Dates are Set!

February 4, 2010 1 comment

We have set the first three Spay Days for 2010:

Wednesday, Feb 24
Wednesday, Mar 10
Thursday, Mar 25

More dates to come!  If you or someone you know has cats that need TNR and you would like to participate in one or more of these dates, please contact us through our Request for TNR Form, or by sending an e-mail to info@triplerpets.org.

Wine and Animal Lover’s Fundraiser a Success!

October 20, 2008 No comments yet

Thanks to all our friends and supports for coming out to Tinley Park for our 1st Annual Wine and Animal Lover’s Fundraiser. We made some new friends and enjoyed catching up with folks we know!

Thanks to your support, we were able to raise enough funds to TNR 30 more cats! Did you know that we are accounting in the cat monetary unit these days?

With winter approaching, we are trying to complete as many colonies as we can. We do very limited trapping during the colder months in Chicago, as a shaved belly is not very warm!

Some wonderful prizes were raffled and bid on at the silent auction. We have a lucky couple heading downtown for a night on Michigan Avenue, a party of ten enjoying a wine tasting at Coopers Hawk and lots of other fun prizes.

We have already had lots of requests to make this a semi-annual fundraiser! We’ll start looking for some Spring dates soon!

If you missed the event, you can always make a donation on-line to help the animals. If you would like to volunteer, please visit our volunteer page.

We are very grateful to our wonderful hosts at WineStyles Tinley Park. Dave, Ian and Emily were wonderful! I think they enjoyed the event as much as the guests with wonderful conversation and delicous snacks. Please visit WineStyles Tinley Park for your holiday wine purchases!

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