IHAD 2009

Sleeping with Dogs…One of Life's Benefits

"Her life was okay. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog."  - Change of Life by Judith Collas Twelve organizations participated in the Meet 'n Greet. Vendors provided cool items for sale. Rev. Mike Ader facilitated the Interfaith Blessing of the Animals, which was followed by a candlelight remembrance of animals killed in shelters in the past year. Plus, we had fabulous raffle prizes, courtesy of our Treasurer, Karin Bundy; she worked really hard to get all those donations. In addition, Harford’s own Lion’s Den provided delicious food and Tom O’Reilly rocked the crowd with great music. Diana Urban, CT Representative for Stonington and Stonington's 43rd Assembly District, was our Special Guest Speaker and Sue Mercer from Bikers Against Animal Cruelty, spoke eloquently about Pit Bulls and animal abuse. This year's event is Saturday, August 21 at Hubbard Green, Hubbard St. in Glastonbury, 3 – 7:30. We’ll have the Blessing of the Animals, of course, plus great food provided by Lion’s Den and raffle prizes. And we’re adding new activities – a costume contest which will include a prize for the Best Big Dog, Best Little Dog, Best Dressed Dog and Best Guardian/Companion Animal Look Alike (which can be interpreted in any way). Registration for each category is $5 and you’re welcome to enter all four categories. Plus, we’ll have doggie nail clipping/ear cleaning, doggie massage, and an animal communicator. All proceeds go to The Queenie Foundation's rescue/adoption programs. Please call 860.649.4488 or write queeniefound@hotmail.com if you would like to volunteer or table with your organization or business. The following organizations and businesses participated with us this year.

Advocacy

Kado Pet Foundation CT Votes for Animals Bikers Against Animal Cruelty

Rescue

3 Bunnies Rabbit Rescue, Inc. Catales, Inc. Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary Protectors of Animals Safe Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc. The House Rabbit Connection, Inc. To Hell 'n Back Pit Bull Rescue We Adopt Greyhounds Unable to attend: Ferret Association of CT

Vendors

Camp Bow Wow Soul Star Healing Zodiapet