Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pet Adoption and Wellness Weekened Success!!!

On Friday, July 30th Sonoma Humane Society adoptable dogs Poppy, Gabby, and JJ all hit the red carpet at The Raven Film Center for a special screening of Remembering Playland. Dozens of moviegoers came out to see the film while enjoying wine tastings from Mutt Lynch Winery, all supporting the Sonoma Humane Society. Filmmaker Tom Wyrsch was on hand to answer questions at the end of the movie. One of the interesting things he said was about the first owners of Playland in the 50’s, who were hired by Walt Disney to help develop “Disneyland.” George Whitney convinced Disney not to use live animals for the jungle cruise ride. It’s astounding to think about all of the animal suffering that was avoided because of Mr. Whitney's foresight. Not to mention, spurred a whole other medium with Disney’s development of animatronics.

Then on Saturday, July 31st the 10th Annual PAWW event was held by event organizers at the Airport Stadium 12 Cinemas. Over a dozen Sonoma County animal welfare organizations joined the Sonoma Humane Society at the event including: Sonoma County Animal Care and Control, Healdsburg Animal Shelter, Brighthaven, Northern CA German Shepherd Rescue, Lake County Animal Services, Windsor Animal Rescue, CA Animal Rescue, Lake County Animal Care & Control, Countryside Rescue, Feline Rescue of Northern CA and others.

There were also several corporate supporters on hand including Platinum Chevrolet who provided hot dogs and for event goers, Poop Patrol, Camp Bow Wow, No Goat Hill Studios, Fit n' Furry and MIX 104.9.

When all was said and done nearly 30 cats and dogs found homes, and one hamster too. We'd like to give special acknowledgement to Neil Pearlmutter, Cara Tocchini and the rest of the wonderful staff at Santa Rosa Entertainment Group for putting together 10 years of wonderful adoption events for homeless animals.

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