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Upcoming Events: Pours for Paws

8 May

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful evening filled with good friends and great food, wine, and craft beer? Celebrating all this in honor of rescue animals!

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Pours for Paws: Taste of Morris County for Food, Wine, and Beer Lovers is in just one week on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm at the beautiful Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, NJ. This event will benefit our Building Hope project, which aims to raise funds to construct a new, permanent kennel to house some of the over 2,000 animals we save from death row every year. In addition to officially kicking off the capital fundraising efforts, Pours for Paws will also celebrate the success and support of local restaurants and vendors.

This celebration will bring together the top restaurants in Morris County, each offering a wide array of incredible tapas-style bites for guests to enjoy.  The event will feature fine wines from around the world with varietals hailing from Italy, South America, and the United States. Craft beer from US and international microbreweries and special brews from New Jersey will also be featured.

Participating restaurants include:

Amiya

Andrea’s Dining Room 

Ava’s Cupcakes

Bensi of Denville

Casa Bella

Cinders

Hot Rods

Joseph Cuccia Catering

Morris Tap & Grill

Nicole’s 10 

Redwoods

Sergio & Co.

Taste

Viking Bakery

 

Pours for Paws is the first official event aiming to raise funds for our Building Hope project. Building Hope is the effort to fund and construct a new kennel to be a permanent home base for us and our adoptable animals. Over the last few years, we have been leasing a kennel facility to house some of the animals in our care and it is currently on the market to be sold.  “I lie awake at night worrying about the day that it does sell, where am I going to put all these lives we have committed to saving?” states Linda Schiller, Volunteer President and Founder.  Another issue is that the facility is old and run down. Some of the kennel runs are so beyond repair that it has rendered them useless.  Schiller continues; “To me, an empty kennel run is a life that could have been saved and that is unacceptable.  It’s time to open new doors to our own home, to secure the future for our animals and save more lives.”

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The goal of Building Hope is to create a comfortable haven and a place of hope. Cold concrete and chain link enclosures are a thing of the past.  Specifically designed with our dogs in mind, the modern state of the art facility will be a healthier environment both physically and mentally.  Equipped with heated floors for comfort and ease of cleaning, solid enclosures and sound proofing to reduce stress, sound, and airborne illness. We have already purchased land and buildings in Mount Olive on Route 46 and the we are excited to kick-off the first big Building Hope fundraiser. Building Hope aims to raise $1.5 million to create this new home.

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Tickets for Pours for Paws are available for purchase here. Presale tickets are available for $85 per person until Tuesday, May 14th. Tickets will be available at the door for $95 per person. Please join us for a wonderful event benefiting a worthy cause.

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Upcoming Events: Cinco de Meow

1 May

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It’s only May and kitten season is already in full swing here at Eleventh Hour Rescue. In the past couple weeks, we have rescued many new and expecting momma cats and suddenly have our hands full with kittens! And let’s not forget our amazing older cats who are still looking for their forever homes!

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We want to celebrate all of these great cats and hopefully find many of them homes this Sunday at our first ever Cinco de Meow celebration! This adoption event will take place at our future kennel in Budd Lake, NJ.

Everyone is invited to come down and play with cats and kittens, enjoy fiesta food and decor, and learn more about Building Hope, our project to fund and build a new, permanent kennel.

We will also be collecting donations of cat items. We are in special need of wet cat and kitten food and kitty litter.

Come enjoy this fur-filled feline fiesta!

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To see all of our adoptable cats and dogs or to fill out an adoption application, please visit http://www.ehrdogs.org/