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TOLEDO Ohio, Sept. 30, 2016 – Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet’s annual Amazin’ Grazin’ Dinner and Auction, which raised $19,000 last year, will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Pinnacle (1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee) from 7 – 10 pm.  Guests will enjoy a fun, relaxing evening with grazing stations, dessert and a cash bar.  The event will also include a silent auction and a live auction with auctioneer Jerry Anderson from WTOL, Channel 11!
Some of the auction items will include:
·       A “trip to Orlando” including a stay at the Holiday Inn Orlando Southwest/Celebration and passes to Aquatica and SeaWorld Orlando
·       Wine and beer baskets, a chocolate lover’s basket, coffee and tea baskets, a Star Wars basket
·       A men’s watch from Alan Miller Jewelers
·       A five-foot cat climbing tree
·       Restaurant gift cards
·       Toledo Symphony tickets
·       Golf at the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island
·       A year of unlimited washing for one vehicle at Expresso Car Wash locations
Tickets are $35 each, $60/couple or $240 for a table of eight in advance or at the door.  To order tickets, sponsor the event or donate an auction item, please call the shelter at 419-537-9663.  All donations are tax-deductible.
Shelter Manager Lisa McKenzie says “This event is a main source of income for our non-profit organization.  The proceeds play a crucial part in our ability to help homeless animals throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan like Kenzie, a stray cat who was either hit by or thrown from a car.  Her pelvis and leg were badly fractured.  We were able to ensure she made a full recovery and even saved her leg with a plate and pins.  She could not be spayed until her health was more stable, and during her recovery, she surprised us with six healthy kittens!”  (NOTE:  Kenzie and her kittens are available for adoption!)
McKenzie goes on to say “The proceeds raised from the Amazin’ Grazin’ event also allow us to assist pet parents in need through programs like Vet-A-Pet which helps financially challenged pet owners provide veterinary care for their pets, and our spay/neuter fund which helps pet owners and people caring for free-roaming cats.”
Generous sponsors like Dr. Pat McCutchan-Vernier and Rick Vernier help underwrite the expenses associated with the event so that all of the proceeds raised on the night of the event will directly benefit the Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet animals, programs and the community.
Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet, founded in 1978, provides shelter, spay/neuter services and veterinary care to dogs and cats throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan while they await adoption in a free-roaming shelter environment with an outdoor cattery and fenced dog yard, and adoption services for homeless companion animals in the Toledo area.  The group is a 501c3 non-profit organization funded solely through member donations and fundraisers. 
Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet is a member agency of Northwest Ohio Community Shares, a workplace giving program benefitting 26 local non-profit organizations which address some of the most pressing issues facing our community today: animal welfare,health and human services, education and the arts, the environment and social justice and peace.

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