#Michigan:Sixth Annual Hogs 4 Dogs Fundraiser Moves To New Location

Adoptable animals in the Dearborn Animal Shelter get a hand from friends.

 

 Hogs 4 Dogs, a crowd favorite, moves to Oakwood Bar & Grille, located at 17621 Oakwood Boulevard, in Dearborn.  Previously, the event was hosted at Kiernan’s Steak House on the patio of Silky’s Martini Bar in Dearborn.  Hogs 4 Dogs   welcomes all to attend, including “hog” Harley enthusiasts and animal lovers on Thursday, August 21, from 4p.m.-9p.m.

 

“The evening is always a big hit with motorcycle fans, neighbors, friends, anyone ready to enjoy a fun summer evening out.” commented Elaine Greene, Executive Director of the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

A dog adorned in “chaps” enjoys Hogs 4 Dogs with their human chaperone.

A dog adorned in “chaps” enjoys Hogs 4 Dogs with their human chaperone.

 

Attendees will enjoy live music by the Reefermen, can participate in a tin can auction, raffles and a chance to win cool door prizes. Tickets are only $25 each and include, grilled burgers and hot dogs (veggie-burger versions too), soft beverages, and draft beer.

 

Oakwood Bar & Grille will have outdoor seating to include well-mannered pooches. Your pup gets in free!  Purchase tickets in advance at Oakwood Bar & Grille or by calling (313) 451-8970.  They are also available at the Dearborn Animal Shelter and online on the Shelter website.

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The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Main phone (313) 943-2697 and on the web www.DearbornAnimals.org, you can follow the Shelter on Facebook or Twitter.

Looking for a new friend? Dearborn Animal Shelter Hosting Summer Adopt-A-Thon at Westborn Mall

Meet up to 70 adoptable animals on Saturday, August 16th

The second of two tented Adopt-a-Thons this summer takes place on Saturday, August 16th from 10a.m.-4p.m. in the Westborn Mall parking lot, 23239 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Outer Drive. The Dearborn Animal Shelter plans to have 70 animals available for adoption in all shapes and sizes, kittens, cats, puppies and dogs, small and large. 

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Counselors will be on hand to help potential adopters find their new best friend, including a meet and greet area to get to know dogs a little better in a separate section.  Attendees will enjoy reduced adoption fees, can shop Shelter merchandise and select from fresh Fido Bakery treats for their canine best friends.  

 

Photo Courtesy of the Dearborn Animal Shelter

Photo Courtesy of the Dearborn Animal Shelter

Summer is a busy time for animal shelters, and there are many pets for families to consider.   Elaine Greene, Executive Director, Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, commented “Adopt-A-Thons help improve the potential for our animals to get adopted. This is the third year that Westborn Mall has hosted one for us and it is great place to feature many adoptable pets in a high-profile location.”      

 

This year, Lori Bennett, 96.3 WDVD midday on-air talent will be on hand from 11a.m.-1p.m. to greet attendees and welcome fans with a little music and fun.

 

"Taffy" Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Animal Shelter

“Taffy” Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Animal Shelter

Learn more about adoption, events, volunteering or donating online. The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501C3 nonprofit organization. Main phone (313) 943-2697 and on the web www.DearbornAnimals.org, you can follow the Shelter on Facebook or Twitter.

It’s time for a new Shelter-Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter-Michigan

Efforts to replace the current shelter have shifted into high gear since last fall’s record-breaking Black Tie & Tails annual fundraiser. The event attracted 300 guests who pledged more than $388,000 for the AAEC. The City of Dearborn also pledged $600,000 and the land for the project.

Since the FFDAS took over animal rescue services for the City of Dearborn in 1993, more than 42,600 homeless animals have been given a second chance with new families.

According to Kirk, “Neumann/Smith Architecture is excited to be entrusted with the design of the new AAEC, and we look forward to helping FFDAS realize their vision of a nurturing and caring Shelter facility that is designed to service Southeast Michigan for many years to come.”

Animal Adoption and Education Center (AAEC) to be located at the former AMTRAK station (16121 Michigan Avenue) on property donated by the City of Dearborn

World class 21,000-square-foot facility will ensure homeless animals receive best possible care as they transition to forever homes

Construction of the $4.4 million dollar project tentatively scheduled to begin in 2014, pending continued successful fundraising

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The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road in Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Main phone (313) 943-2697 and online www.DearbornAnimals.org.  Follow the Dearborn Animal Shelter on Facebook and Twitter.