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Taco bar fund-raiser, pets on parade a success for SAVE-Meant-To-Rescue

Robynn Eckel walks a lucky dog that found a home during pets on parade.

Robynn Eckel walks a lucky dog that found a home during pets on parade.

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - An enthusiastic crowd of supporters of SAVE-Meant To Rescue enjoyed a fun-filled evening Sept. 16 at the Quality Inn Mountain Ranch.

The event included a taco bar, pets on parade and great karaoke music supplied by Nancy Satallante. Kerry Lynn Moede and Janine Rotter decorated the room with an MTR banner, colorful paper flowers and tablecloths that added a festive look to the Mexican Independence Day theme.

The parade of pets, featuring treasured dogs that have been rescued by members of the community, was followed by cheers from the audience. The history of each dog was read as they were walked across the stage by their proud owners. During the evening, one of the homeless dogs found a foster home. If you are interested in giving him a permanent home, please call 635-4739.

Another dog, which was found running on a road in Cameron, still needs a home. He is very friendly and wants to find a family so he can be part of pets on parade next year. Please call (928) 890-8260, if you can help him.

During the evening, Jerry Anthony manned a booth selling wall studs for the new animal shelter. For a $50 donation, individuals can purchase their very own wood stud that will be a permanent part of the walls of the shelter. Those that donate will receive a wall plaque with a dedication and a picture of their pet that will be placed on the finished wall in front of the purchased stud. Call Anthony at 635-6734 for more information.

Manny Araujo was also present to discuss the plans for the shelter and provided a timeline for the construction of the building.

SAVE wishes to thank everyone who contributed their time and money, including the Rotters for donating the use of the banquet hall and kitchen at Quality Inn Mountain Ranch, the kitchen staff who worked so hard, the volunteers from MTR for helping to serve food and cleanup afterwards, Stephanie and Francis Schulte for tending bar and Shyann Eckel for the beautiful cakes. It was a fun evening filled with smiles and wagging tails.

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