Raise Your Paws & Paddles in ALDF Fundraiser!

Posted by Michelle Kownacki, ALDF Board Member on August 22, 2013

ben-the-dog-2013-article-image2What would an Online Auction Benefit for Animals be without Kick-off and Tail-end Parties that welcome well-behaved dogs? Ben’s Dazzling Auction Benefit runs Online from August 22 through September 7 with celebrations on both ends in Annapolis! All proceeds from the Auction will be donated to the Animal Legal Defense Fund to help fight animal cruelty.

Join in Ben’s Dazzling Online Auction Benefit & Parties

Paws pet boutique’s mascot Ben, who was rescued from a hoarder by ALDF, is honored to attend and support his cause. He’ll be sporting a bowtie at the Kick-off Party that takes place on Thursday, August 22 from 6 to 8 PM at Niland & Company Jewelers on the corner of Maryland Avenue & State Circle in Annapolis, Maryland. Human and canine refreshments served, select auction items displayed and a portion of Niland’s sales that evening will be donated to ALDF.

When Can You Bid to Help Animals?

Raise your ‘virtual bidding paddles’ and bid on the Auction site anytime from anywhere between August 22 and September 7. Thanks to generous sponsors, amazing items are up for grabs including:

  • a sapphire and diamond ring from Niland Jewelers
  • Southwest Airline tickets
  • Dancing with the Stars live performance tickets
  • getaways to Loews Hotels
  • dog-friendly cruises on Watermark Boats
  • jewelry by Tracy Menz Designs
  • photos by Red Leash Pet Photography
  • golf at Queenstown Harbor
  • pampering at Dogwood Acres
  • lunch or dinner with ALDF leaders Steve Wells and Joyce Tischler
  • and goodies from Paws pet boutique!

Where Does The Money Go?

“Each year we focus on raising funds and awareness for many animal welfare charities with ALDF being a big focus,” shares Michelle Ullrich-Kownacki, owner of Paws pet boutique, who has organized and hosted Cruises and other fundraisers for ALDF over the years. “Seeing Ben loving life now every day reaffirms our support of ALDF’s work and our desire to give back,” she adds.

A Tail-end Party with refreshments at Paws pet boutique on September 7 from 6-8 PM will close the auction. A portion of Paws pet boutique’s sales will also be donated to ALDF. Ben looks forward to seeing you at the parties—check out his photos on Ben’s Auction site!

About Paws pet boutique

Locally owned and operated by Michelle and Larry Kownacki, Paws Pet Boutique opened in 1999 and has been making tails wag, people smile ever since. This local business strives to make a difference and celebrate the relationships between animals and people by offering unique items for both. From splashy dog and cat collars and hand-painted bowls to tough toys and gourmet treats, Paws pet boutique has it all to make your best friend’s day. The company’s giving philosophy continues to play a large role in their work. The last Ben’s Fundraiser donated $25,000 to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. For information about Paws Pet Boutique, call (410) 263-8683 or visit www.pawspetboutique.com, where you can shop online anytime.

Questions? Contact Michelle: michelle@pawspetboutique.com or visit www.pawspetboutique.com


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