Rescue Village’s Annual Event, Foot x Foot, Paw x Paw 2018, Connects with Puerto Rico in Big Ways

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On Saturday, February 24th, Rescue Village will put on their annual Foot x Foot, Paw x Paw fine art auction and fundraiser at Lowe’s Greenhouse, Florist & Gift Shop in Chagrin Falls Ohio. The event, presented by Julie A. Clayman, M.D. will feature dozens of 12” x 12” original works of art, donated by our region’s animal-loving artists, to be auctioned off during this party for the animals.

The funds raised by Foot x Foot, Paw x Paw 2018 will benefit animals far beyond Northeast Ohio. A portion of the proceeds raised on February 24th at the event will be donated to the Vieques Humane Society in Puerto Rico to help them rebuild their shelter in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Vieques Humane Society, a small shelter on an island off Puerto Rico, was the original inspiration for this art centered event. Four years ago, several animal welfare activists, including the Executive Director of Rescue Village, Hope Brustein, visited Vieques and attended the shelter’s special fundraiser. This event featured 12” x 12” original art and was hosted at a local gallery. Having enjoyed her experience, Brustein brought the idea for the event back to Rescue Village and implemented it as one of our annual fundraisers.

Rescue Village has since partnered with Our Big Fat Caribbean Rescue (OBFCR), who works directly with the Vieques Humane Society, to transport dogs from Vieques to Rescue Village.

Animals know no borders and Rescue Village has been able to adopt out many of these island dogs, who would otherwise not be given this much deserved second chance at a happy life.

Rescue Village hopes that people will come to Foot x Foot, Paw x Paw on February 24th to continue the mission of saving lives both here in Northeast Ohio and there in Vieques.

Foot x Foot, Paw x Paw will take place on February 24th from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Lowe’s Greenhouse, Florist & Gift Shop (16540 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023). There will be complimentary valet parking, heavy hors d’oeurves with wine and beer and fabulous original art works to bid on. The registration price is $100/person pre-registered or $125/person at the door on the day of the event.

Tickets can be purchased at: Foot x Foot, Paw x Paw 2018

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