On July 30, the Pet Project for Pets held its first fundraising Bowl-A-Thon at Manor Lanes in Wilton Manors. Several local businesses formed teams to show their support including Smarty Pants, Hunter’s, Rumors, Corner Pub, Sally West and more. The owners of Smarty Pants organized the event which included door prizes, a 50/50 cash raffle and trophies for the top teams.
According to Sue Martino, Executive Director of Pet Project for Pets, everyone who participated is a winner.
“The Bowl-A-Thon was a tremendous success,” she said. “We had many diverse teams. The Pet Project thrift store ‘Hidden Treasures’ had a team; friends and neighbors also came together and created teams! It was a huge event and we all had a wonderful time. Most importantly, we raised more than $20,000!”
Those funds will be used so the Pet Project can continue its mission. The Pet Project is a nonprofit organization that enables those who are financially challenged due to illness, disability and aging to keep their pets. Due to the immense physical and financial burdens faced by those who are elderly, or who have HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions, many would be unable to keep, feed or care for their “friends” without the help of the Pet Project.
Qualifying individuals in Broward and Miami-Dade counties may receive the following services:
- • A monthly pet food bank and home delivery of pet food for clients with limited mobility
- • Pet transportation to the vet for clients with limited mobility or no means of transportation
- • Community outreach events to inform the public, service organizations and potential clients
- • Temporary foster care to companion animals of clients who need to be hospitalized
- • Adoption for companion animals of clients without resources
- • Volunteers to exercise pets for clients whose health prevents their caring for their animals
- • Cage, tank and litter box cleaning and other hygienic assistance for clients with health needs
- • Annual vaccinations except for rabies
For more information about Pet Project please visit, PetProjectForPets.org.