Pints for Paws SRQ: January 18, 2015
On January 18th, 2015 SarasotaDog.com and The Sarasota Animal Advocates will host the first Pints for Paws SRQ at Cock & Bull Pub in Sarasota. The event will benefit the local nonprofit organization, Satchel’s Last Resort.
Kicking off at 3:00 pm with live bluegrass music from the Four Cent Cotton Club, the informal setting of the local beer garden provide an ideal situation for like-minded folks to meet and greet. Appetizers and discounts on craft beer are included with the $12.00 entry fee.
Sarasota Animal Advocates founder, Farrel Hansen commented, “The Advocates group started on Facebook about two years ago, we quickly gained strength in numbers and now have over 650 local citizens with a concern for animal welfare. The idea with Pints for Paws SRQ is to have a chance to get acquainted with each other in person and to support Satchel’s. Sarasota Dog Meet-up folks will also be in attendance.”
Some great raffle prizes will be offered including a chance to win a custom portrait from Angela Kaiser of your dog. Live music, Smooch-a-Pooch Booth and a surprise activity for dogs are all on the docket for the day.
All advance ticket holders will receive a free raffle entry but you must purchase your ticket before January 17th! Tickets are available from EventBrite.
Iris Eastman, Executive Director of Satchel’s Last Resort welcomes the opportunity to branch out to a new sector of Sarasotan’s, “Rescuing and sheltering animals is a 24/7 operation, so ongoing local support is critical to our survival and theirs. Fundraising and friend raising are equally important. The more people that know about Satchel’s and the more diversity in our friend list the greater our capacity becomes. Not everyone can donate, but some can volunteer, share on social media or even foster or adopt a dog. Pints for Paws SRQ gives us the opportunity to reach a whole new group of people.”
Leashed dogs are welcome!
The Cock & Bull Pub is located at 975 Cattlemen Road, just south of Palmer Road.
About Satchel’s Last Resort
They were both on the board of a local shelter at the time so took him there. The shelter wouldn’t take him due to his “bad” temperament. The SPCA turned also turned us away; as did a national rescue out west. He was so wild no rescue would take him, so they took him home and loved him.
That was the beginning. It took some time but they were able to turn him around, to accept thier companionship and the companionship of other dogs as well. Originally he was called Grouchie, but as he progressed they felt perhaps that name was doing him a disservice so changed his name to Bouchy.
What they learned from the experience with Bouchy was there was a need for a “place” for dogs like him. And they wondered – if Bouchy could be turned around –could other dogs with the same issues?
They wanted to take unloved dogs and love them; to take throw away dogs and turn them into viable, productive members of society. Everything done since then has just evolved from that first experience. They are especially proud of two dogs, originally strays, who are now helping people.
One is a service dog assisting a Polio victim in Bradenton. The other, Finn, is now a service dog for a man in Tampa who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.