Shelter plans holiday events
Pettales: All the bark at Pets Lifeline
Our Catoberfest was a great success. We are very excited to report that during the month of October, we adopted over 42 cats and kittens. Yay! And just when we thought kitten season was over, six adorable little 4-week-olds found their way to us which leaves 17 kittens still in foster who will be coming up for adoption over the next few weeks. So don’t despair, if you didn’t get your kitten in October, there are still some left. Please come and adopt a shelter kitty so they don’t have to grow up here.
The dogs did not fare quite as well, but we did adopt three of our precious pooches, Manny our little chug (Chihuahua and pug), Little Bud (white poodle mix) and our little Belle (miniature Chihuahua) who all went to wonderful loving homes. We are still packed with pooches and puppies, so for the dog lovers amongst those reading, please consider a shelter dog first.
Pets Lifeline has some wonderful holiday events for everyone to participate in. You’ll be hearing a lot from us as we finish off our 30th anniversary year with a variety of fun happenings.
On Saturday, Nov. 24, Pets Lifeline is blessed for the second year in a row to be the recipient of proceeds from CornerStone’s Lighting of the Snowmen. This amazing event is fast becoming a Sonoma tradition to kick off the holiday season. There will be shuttles from downtown Sonoma to avoid the parking lines and admittance is free. Tickets are available to participate in any number of activities and for culinary treats. We hear our favorite guy in red just might be making an appearance.
And it wouldn’t be Christmas without Pets Lifeline’s annual Santa Paws on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Sonoma Community Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This fun loving photo-op for you and your pets is purr-fect for a framed pic for the mantle or sending out Christmas cards. If a pictures aren’t your bag, come get your customized wreath or basket of poinsettias to get you in the mood.
A special new feature this year will be a gift wrapping booth along with the many crafts and homemade treats for both humans and their pets.
A new addition to our holiday events this year is the Miracle on Eighth Street, a Pets Lifeline fundraiser at Ramekins on Sunday, Dec. 9. Some of our favorite celebrity chefs are coming together in support of the shelter to prepare an exquisite holiday meal. Tickets are on sale now at petslifeline.org or by phone at 996-4577, ext. 109.
So we have a little something for everyone this year and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Thanks for supporting Pets Lifeline as we continue to take care of the homeless and abandoned cats and dogs of Sonoma Valley. With a wag and a woof, ciao bellas!
Pets Lifeline is Sonoma’s only animal shelter, located at 19686 Eighth St. E. See adoptable pets, learn about volunteer opportunities and more at petslifeline.org.