Cruise With Your Canine Companion and Dance With the Stars

Posted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on September 14, 2009

Cruise with your canine companion aboard Watermark’s Harbor Queen on Friday, September 18, at Little Ben’s Fourth Annual Cruise for Compassion fundraiser in Annapolis, Maryland. This annual event hosted by Michelle and Larry Kownacki, owners of Paws pet boutique, is an evening filled with music, food, fun and an out-of-this-world silent auction.
All proceeds benefit the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s work to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Of course, well-behaved dogs are welcome aboard…it wouldn’t be a Paws pet boutique party if you couldn’t bring your best friend.

When: Friday, September 18 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland

Tickets are $55 per person and dogs are free when accompanied by a well-behaved adult. Purchase your cruise tickets by calling Paws pet boutique at 410-263-8683.

Can’t make the cruise? Well be sure not to miss the Reaching for the Stars raffle! Two raffle winners will be drawn on the evening of Ben’s Cruise. Prizes include:

First Prize:

  • Two VIP tickets to see "Dancing with the Stars" filmed in Los Angeles, California (2009 season)
  • Airfare for two (within the U.S. if you do not live in Los Angeles)
  • Two night deluxe accommodations at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Second Prize:

  • A pair of round-trip Southwest Airline tickets to fly anywhere Southwest flies; no black out dates, valid for 1 year.

Raffle tickets are only $10 each or $50 when you purchase six tickets. Raffle tickets can be purchased on the Paws pet boutique website or by calling 410-263-8683.

Just who is Ben, you ask? Ben is a little Jack Russell terrier who was rescued along with over 325 other dogs from a North Carolina animal hoarder when the Animal Legal Defense Fund won the biggest civil action to stop animal cruelty in American history. Michelle and Larry Kownacki, Ben’s guardians and owners of Paws pet boutique, host this annual event as a way to thank ALDF, raise funds for our much-needed work and bring attention to the issue of animal hoarding.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to cruise with compassion and win great prizes! Buy your cruise and raffle tickets today!

I look forward to seeing you there!


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