Love Me Because…
I am older; I am overweight. No one taught me better; I have medical issues. I have attitude; I am special. Love me ... because I need you.
On February 2, 2013 from 12 – 5 p.m. at Hood’s Do-it 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.
“Sometimes animals just have their own attitude. 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.” - Terra Muscat, event co-chairman
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.”
The event includes –
- Unique, special pets in need of a forever home
- A silent auction, raffle, and bake sale
- P.A.W.S. of Michigan signature merchandise will be available for sale
- Bidding for auction items are now open. Bid online: www.facebook.com/LoveMeBecausePetAdoptionEvent
Love Me Because Adoption event
Date: February 2, 2013
Time: 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Hood’s Do-it Best at 1844 Ford Avenue, Wyandotte
Contact: Sara Dean, phone (269) 599-9352, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We paws for thanks!
“P.A.W.S. of Michigan is very grateful to Hood’s Do-it 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.”
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 www.pawsofmichigan.com.
The Love Me Because Pet Adoption Event’s mission is to place hard-to-adopt animals into good, loving homes.
Updates from past adopters and quotes from last year’s participants:
“Willa, who is now called Anna Mae, is doing wonderful! Things could not have gone better with our Love Me Because kitty! She moved right in and made herself at home in our hearts and our home. I cannot thank you and everyone involved with the Wyandotte Animal Shelter enough for all the hard work and dedication you show to all the animals that come through your door. I wish you well with the next Love Me Because event! I think it is a wonderful showcase for all the “unloveables.” Unconditional love is a wonderful thing and I get to experience it on a daily basis thanks to you.” -Sue Deamud
For Annie Oakley, now Lilly: “Great experience with adoption! Lilly was well taken care of at WAC and has done excellent since the adoption! We love what the shelter is doing!”
For Annabelle, now Fluffy, and Tibby: “They are doing very well since adoption! They’ve done great and they get along with our dog. We appreciate all the shelter does. Adopting them made our family better.”
“Words cannot express the overwhelming appreciation to everyone who contributed to the LMB event! Volunteers, rescue groups, vendors, employees, local businesses, people near and far, friends and family supported the event to make it the success it was! Placing some of the harder-to adopt animals in "furever" homes gives them a second chance at a happy, fulfilled, loving life and we are elated to be a part of making that happen! Thank you again to all who participated!” ~Patti Christie, Hood's Do-it Best & Co-Chair of the Love Me Because Committee
“Year Three for the LMB event was all we had hoped for and more. It is such a great feeling to know that so many difficult to adopt animals are now in loving homes because of this event! Can't wait until next year! Thanks to Hoods do it Center an odd match made in heaven for our groups!” ~ Rose Darin,Wyandotte Animal Control Volunteer and P.A.W.S. of Michigan member
“Shelter to Home is grateful that P.A.W.S. invites us to participate in this event each year. We had 2 adoptions this year, and a woman who adopted my foster cat at last year’s event came back to see us this year. I think the event, and the idea behind it, sticks with people and they have a real respect for what we are trying to do for these special animals. I believe the event will continue to grow and become something the community looks forward to each year.” ~Phyllis Smith, Shelter To Home
“A very emotional & successful Love Me Because event has given me an extremely proud feeling, to be a part of something so amazing & wonderful. The local businesses, the supporters, the volunteers, the donors, family & friends, the employees of Hood's Do-it Best have all come together to save the lives of animals & support their well-being. 20+ animals have been given the 2nd chance they have been dreaming of, a loving & forever home where they will be cherished as a member of the family. Thank you doesn't seem enough but please know you have touched my heart & the hearts of many people & animals. I can't wait to see what the dedicated group can do in 2013!!” ~ Terra Muscat, P.A.W.S. of Michigan Member & Co-Chair of the Love Me Because Committee