Everyone loves animals and everyone loves pizza. You should go to the one event that combines your love for both on February 3rd at Fricano's Event Center on Muskegon Lake. Now, some writers might stop right there with the article, because really, that's all you need....pizza, puppies and kittys...done deal. There is quite a bit more to the story though and since the Muskegon Channel is all about the quite a bit more...stick around.
The Muskegon Humane Society is a 501c3 No Kill Animal Shelter that was established in 1972. From their website - "We have made it our mission to encourage animal welfare, promote education, work against abuse, but above all, serve as a shelter for mistreated and abandoned animals until a new forever home is found." The also receive no financial support form city, state or federal governments. It's based on community giving and sponsor donations. They have also done an awful lot of work recently not only to improve the shelter for the animals, adding all kinds of great amenities for them, they have extended the mission to outside of the shelter. They take the animals out to schools, assisted living centers, community groups and they even have people come in to spend time with the animals there at the shelter to enrich lives of both the pets and the visitors.
All of that takes a little money, well, it takes a lot but if everyone does a little...well, it becomes a lot in a hurry. So....let's do something fun to make it happen and let's get behind the great work going on...right? Saturday February 3rd, Fricano's Event Center will be the place to be for Pizza for Paws. It gets underway at 6pm. You'll find great music, great food and fun, a silent auction, a photo booth some raffle prizes and more. There will be a cash bar and as the party continues on into the evening, late night pizza will be available as well! All of the proceeds of the event will go to benefit the great work done by the Humane Society.
I was able to catch up with the Executive Director of the Muskegon Humane Society Alexis Ogborn and Paula Smith who's a dog trainer as well as service dog handler to talk a little about the party, the cause, the work and the guy they have coming to help host the shin-dig....take a listen!
Hey, it's the middle of winter, you're looking for a reason to get out of the house and the Muskegon Humane Society sure could use a hand in taking care of the critters they serve. It's a win for everyone! Make sure you get some tickets for the great event and plan on attending! We're excited to help spread the word and applaude the work done by these great people in Muskegon! For tickets, click on the photo below and if you'd like to visit the Muskegon Humane Society online, click on the photo below that!