Jingle Paws Jubilee
Pet Lovers – don’t miss the sixth Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee in a new location along with dog and cat adoptions, gifts for people and pets from vendors, pictures with Santa, animal readings and pet blessings, live music, raffle, prizes, a Doggie Diva Holiday Costume Contest, parade and more. Pet food donations appreciated. Date: Sunday, Dec. 3, noon – 5pm. Place: Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota. More info at jinglepawsjubileedowntownsarasota.com.
Walk for Homeless Pets
Call on your friends and family to join Suncoast Humane Society at their 2017 Pet Walk Benefiting Homeless Animals. In collaboration with Venice MainStreet, this will be a fun filled morning, 9am – 1pm, Saturday, December 9, at Centennial Park in downtown Venice. Peace River K9 Search & Rescue will be providing an exciting demonstration of the dogs’ and handlers’ skills and knowledge. The walk will be around downtown Venice ending with Ciao Gelato serving ‘doggie gelato’ to all of the participating dogs! There will be awards for top fundraisers (both individual and teams), best dressed pets, and more. Register online at www.humane.org on their Events page, or stop by 6781 San Casa Dr. Sponsorships are still available by contacting Marcea Flowers, Special Events Manager at email@example.com. All proceeds will help the homeless pets of the community.
Poker Run for EARS
Motorcycle and Muscle Car Holiday Poker Run for EARS will take place on Sunday, December 10. Help out the Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary while having a good time. Registration/first stop is 10-11:30am at Velvet Hammer Motorcars, 167 W Dearborn. Then it’s off to Bert’s Black Widow Harley-Davidson, Olde World Restaurant, Bayside Grill and finally Dockside Waterfront Grill at Marker 4, 509 N Tamiami Tr, Venice where you can enjoy the party from 1-4pm. Live music, raffles, 50/50, and other prizes. Come to the party even if you don’t ride. For more info, call 681•3877.
A Shelter in the Storm
Suncoast Humane Society (SHS) wants to provide a safe haven for animals who are in a crisis situation. SHS is partnering with the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.) to provide temporary housing for pets whose owners are receiving crisis services from C.A.R.E. “Violence is violence, be it against a person or an animal. Our goal is to help people and animals who are in threatening situations. No one wants to suffer the additional pain of having to give up their pet,” states SHS Executive Director, Phil Snyder. SAFE Pet with C.A.R.E. will provide foster care for animals whose owners can not find someone to care for their pet while in crisis. SHS is looking for good foster homes and interested persons can call 474•7884 or visit humane.org.