Sunday, November 14, 2010

VPR News: Pet Physics: The Uncanny Lapping Of Cats

VPR News: Pet Physics: The Uncanny Lapping Of Cats

Fundraiser Fur a good cause today

When: November 14th, 1 – 5pm
Where: L Style G Style Office Parking Lot, 1412 Collier St. 78704
Featuring: Holiday pet photo booth with Annie Ray, nutritional talks with, massages with milk+honey spa, training tips, learn about medicinal compounds from Live Oak Pharmacy, toe nail clipping with West End Grooming, Subaru car display, retail items from MetroDog, raffle items, giveaways and much, much more!

The fine fine print: Pets must remain leashed during entire event. Water for pets will be provided. There is a lawn rest area for pets within the event area. Pet waste services are provided by Dog Duty.

Precious Incarnate: Just look at those paws

from Karen Nichols, the Cat's Meow.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wonderful Pairing: Wine and Paws

I can't vouch for the quality of the wine -- haven't gotten a taste yet -- but the artwork looks fetching (no pun intended) and the cause worthy, and will benefit the Animal Trustees of Austin. The Wines That Benefit program offered through donates 20%* of wine sales to a designated charity and features signature wines paired with hand-picked original artwork. The program offers a no-fuss way to raise funds, give great wine gifts and support a wonderful cause. Reasonably priced: The Domaine Savoreaux Bien Nacido Pinot Noir 2008 ($), Domaine Savoureaux Bien Nacido Pinot Noir 2008 ($39) and the Gruet Blanc de Noir Reserve NV ($30).

Pet calendar sales benefit local SPCA

365 days of smiles. The 2011 Calendars showcase more than a dozen Central Texas pets including some CTSPCA alum. Price:$15. Order here.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Putting a face(book) on the numbers: What no-kill at the Town Lake Animal Shelter looks like

At $10 increments -- the price of two ristretto tall non-fat extra-hot no-whip half-sweet sugar-free gingerbread lattes at Starbucks -- locals chipped in to save a baby face like the one pictured above. Look at what small donations did for these cuties. All of the pets in that Austin Pets Alive face book photo album were scheduled to be euthanized, but were saved, thanks to everyone who participated. It added up! More than 249 pets saved and $23,200 raised during the austin pets alive 2010 Save A Life Drive, which ended Sunday.