Gathering of the Paws
This event was well-attended. The total donation from Gathering of the Paws was $6,827!
- Thank you to Bridget & Alex Blank, proprietors of Twelve Percent Brewery & Coffee Bar, for their generosity & providing such an ideal location.
- Thank you to Brewery Manager, Norm MacDonald, and assistant, James Ferro. Gimme Shelter just creates the platform, it was these people mentioned above who did the heavy lifting.
- Our Sponsors: Spring Glen Veterinary Clinic, Paws ‘N Effect Canine Training Center, and Thimble Island Kayak Rental LLC.
- Mayor Lauren Garrett‘s office for their support and for lending us the Town’s stage (for an event in North Haven), Chief Wydra, & Hamden Animal Control Officers representing HPD, and Hamden Public Works who flawlessly handled the logistics.
- The Whale – 102.9 FM. The Fisch, Catherine Galasso, Jimmy, and the live broadcast team.
- Pam Landry & Brian Smith from 1220 WATX radio.
- Musicians: Mark Zaretsky & the Chicago Dawgs, The John Spignesi Band, The Travis Moody, Pete Blossom & John Hurley from The Red Planet, Adam & Mark McNeiece, Hamden’s own Frank Lind, and Joe Jeffery for providing sound for our 10-hour event. All these people either donated their time or played well below what they could have earned on a Saturday of a holiday weekend.
- Rescue Groups: Halfway Home Rescue and The Meriden Humane Society.
- Our Volunteers: Adin & Fiona Jennings, Dian & Jamie William Viesselman, their grandchildren Kyle & Casey Viesselman, AnnaMaria Mauhs, John Zaleski, Joann Harlow, Theresa Anthony, Tony & Cheryl Stevens Castellano, and our secret weapon, Patti Castellano.
Additional Prizes were provided by: Spring Glen Veterinary Clinic, Paws N Effect, The Barking Lot of Hamden, True Love Pet Care, Starbucks of Hamden, Cheryl Castellano, Joann Harlow, Paw Haven, CHEWY, Devine Orchid Florist, The Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant, Cafe Ibiza Tapas, Bistro Latino Restaurant & Wine Bar, Billy Morello & Sam Ash Music, Cindy Loo & Nature of Massage, and Twelve Percent Brewery & Coffee Bar.
Most of the photos on our website’s photo wheel were taken once we caught our breath around 4:00. We apologize if your 2 & 4-legged loved ones were missed.
Animal Shelter Gift Fund
Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund is one of the two funding streams for the first-ever Hamden Animal Shelter. Created in December of 2017, the Animal Shelter Gift Fund is donated money, and may never be used for any other purpose. That fund stands at $67,222.97 today. If you would like to make a donation directly to Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund; online, mail-in, or in-person, instructions are at https://hamdenct.viewpointcloud.com/categories/1084/record-types/6457
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