BENEFITING: PARADISE ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
ORGANIZER: PARADISE ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2017
PARADISE ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY wrote -
Did You Miss the Bus?
Paradise Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and Heather Bischoff, artist of the Furry Friends Bus, are teaming up again this summer to add more paw prints featuring your pet's name to the beloved bus! Additional pet pledges will be collected through the end of July, so if you missed the bus last year, this is your chance to be included.
Honor your favorite furry friend by purchasing a paw print for a minimum donation of just $25. The Furry Friends Bus was completed in August 2016 by local artist, Heather Bischoff. The collaboration merges inspiration from pets of the Crested Butte community and beyond. Over 400 pet photos were gathered to inspire the mural and showcase the loving companionship that these pets offer us. Our furry friends remind us to eat, sleep, play, cuddle, and be curious about the world. This brightly colored mural rolls down the street in honor of our pets -- reminding us to smile and take time to collect some smells too.
Did you know your donation will be matched? A generous, anonymous local Crested Butte resident has offered to match your donation up to a very high amount. There are only 300 prints available and the deadline is July 31, so make sure you don't miss the bus again!
This fundraiser is especially important to PAWS this year because our outdoor kennels sustained serious damage due to the heavy winter snow. All kennels were crushed and have to be replaced. While insurance will cover the kennel replacement (minus our deductible), we are required to add a roof to the kennel area in order to continue being insured. The new roof will cost us around $30k - $40k. Thank you all for supporting PAWS through the years! We wouldn't be able to keep the doors open without your donations and time.
From each paw print donation, $5 will go towards the purchase of a personalized paw print decal and the remainder will go to PAWS. Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a letter in the mail as a receipt. If you would like to purchase a print through cash or check, please email PAWS at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond ASAP.
Thank you for supporting the this collaborative art project to benefit PAWS and spread the love of our pets for all the world to see!