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PETropolitan Auction of Art to benefit the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project
PETropolitan Auction of Art to benefit the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project

Unite the art-lover with the animal-lover in you at the PETropolitan Auction of Art on March 31, 2011 at Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.  The evening will feature more than 80 pieces of animal-inspired artwork from talented local artists as well as hors d’ouevres, desserts and drinks.

The PETropolitan kicks off at 6:00pm with a silent auction of framed photographs, paintings and jewelry.  At 8:00pm, the highlight of the evening begins: a live auction by Cash Realty & Auctions that will include works by nationally celebrated photographer William Wegman and Polly Little, Development Development for Hallwalls.  Proceeds will benefit the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project’s efforts to end the euthanasia of shelter dogs and cats in Erie County with treatable medical conditions.

The Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project is a collaboration by the SPCA; City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; Black Dog, Second Chance; HEART; Second Chance; and Ten Lives Club.  Through a prolific grant from Maddie’s Fund®, the Project was initiated in October of 2009 to guarantee a home for every healthy and treatable dog and cat in Erie County by 2014.  While the funding is generous, it is not nearly enough to provide medical treatments and emergencies surgeries for dogs and cats in need.

In order to meet the guidelines of the grant, the Project partners must save over 2,500 dogs and cats from euthanasia over the next five years.  By September 30, 2011, the goal is to find homes for more than 8,800 animals.

To make a reservation for the PETropolitan, visit www.MaddiesErieCounty.org.  Reservations are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.  To make a reservation by phone, contact Kara Lee at 343-0253.  With the community’s support, Erie County can be transformed into one of the first “no-kill” counties in the nation.

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