On August 21st, Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue will host a special fundraising event honoring the life of Staten Islander Tommy Monahan, who died heroically at age 9 while trying to rescue his dog and lizard during a house fire. Every year The Tommy Monahan Group raises money for an animal shelter between the passing of Tommy's anniversary and his birthday on August 29th and this year, Louie's Legacy was chosen for their exceptional work rescuing homeless and abandoned animals in the New York area, especially in Staten Island.
WHEN: August 21st from 11-4, at P.A.W.S.
WHERE: P.A.W.S. 8 Johnson Street, Staten Island, NY 10309, (718) 948-7297 P.A.W.S. (Pampered Animal Wellness Spa)
is an Organic Pet Grooming Spa, Salon and Boutique dedicated to the special needs of your pet.
WHAT: The event benefiting Louie's Legacy rescued animals will feature a variety of activities for animal lovers, including adoptions, guest speakers on animal topics, free advice from professional dog trainers and cat experts, and lots of raffles. In fact yours truly The Staten Island Family.com is giving away a HUGE goodie bag of gifts to one lucky raffle winner! This benefit will also feature many family-friendly goodies such as Ice Cream, DJ E Squared, possibly a “Summer Santa” guest and Breakaway Soccer will be running a table, celebrating another of Tommy's passions. Free raffle tickets will even be provided to all those who come and tell their tale, and if they
bring their four-legged companions they can also meet with the professional trainers and receive free advice.
Speakers will include; Ray Pacheco of T-Trainers, Dr. John Sangiorgio of CompeteCare Veterinary Center and Steve Clohessy of Port Richmond CERT and animal groomers, including one of the event sponsors, Whiskers and Leo Pet Care pet sitters and dog trainers will be on hand all day for questions. The area coordinator from Louie's Legacy will be available for questions about fostering and animals for adoption.
Special guest, Jorge Bendersky, celebrity groomer and winner of Animal Planet's “Groomer Has it”, will also be at the event speaking and meeting patrons. A drive for animal donations will be held at the Tommy Monahan table. Pet supplies, food, litter and monetary
donations are being accepted. All items are going to the animals of Louie's Legacy in the New York area, their needs in serving the Staten Island and New York Metro Area are great.
This year, Louie's Legacy has already saved 109 animals from NYC Animal Care and Control and they are on par to save almost 200 by the end of 2011. In 2010, Louie's Legacy saved over 700 animals in New York and Ohio combined. Families looking to add a furry member should consider that all adoptions from Louie's Legacy are life saving: their animals are rescued from death row in the NYC shelter system.
Everyone is invited to come, learn about and join the Louie's Legacy Family. Caretakers of rescued animals, both from Louie's Legacy and elsewhere, are particularly encouraged to participate by sharing their rescued animal's story and having them photographed for the Staten Island Happy Tails Rescue Logs.