Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Save the Date! Feed Our Furry Friends returns Saturday, May 12!

Our inaugural event last year was amazing, and we're even more excited for what we're planning this year!

For our 2nd annual Feed Our Furry Friends event, we'll be joining forces with The Village Potters and Riverview Station in the River Arts District as they celebrate Second Saturday. They are graciously hosting our event on the lawn in front of their building, and we're still putting together all the details, but it's going to be a great time!

So mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12 from 12:00 - 4:00pm and stay tuned to this page for more details!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Feed Our Furry Friends! The Event!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the inaugural Feed Our Furry Friends!! event to support the Pet Food Assistance Program, and big thanks to everyone from the Animal Compassion Network and all our wonderful volunteers who helped make it happen!

We'll have more posts highlighting some of our sponsors and artists who participated, but first a few images from the beautiful day:

Passers by may have noticed our own Scooby Neuter waving them over
to the terrace at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park

The Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park was a beautiful setting, and many thanks again to our
wonderful hosts not only for use of their terrace, but for keeping us well
supplied in water, tea, yummy nibbles and mimosas!

We were thrilled to have special guest Hilton (poster dog of the Stay Hilton, Stay!
program at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park) spend some time with us on the terrace!

Many folks who attended also brought much appreciated donations of pet food,
that were gratefully received in barrels decorated by members of
Claxton Elementary Girl Scout Troops.

Attendees scooped up baggies filled with coupons from area businesses,
as well as the chance to win our Grand Prize and a hand made pet food bowl.

After picking out a beautiful, hand made pet food bowl, many
attendees made bids on some of our silent auction items.

Loved these fun pet beds by Asheville Area Professional Pet Sitter's Lauren Sage!!

It was great to see so many people bring their furry friends, and many of them enjoyed a free 'pawdicure' and cool doggie ice cream treat from The Hop while they visited!

a furry friend is being properly fawned over in mid-pawdicure on the right,
while others peruse the goodies available from Pet Harmony.

We had some hearty, artistic souls stop to decorate bowls for their own furry friends:

You may know her as the manager of Pet Harmony, or perhaps as BRRG member
She Wrex, but did you also know she paints?

Krista made a beautiful water bowl for her furry friend

Haley painted two bowls, one for sweet Buster who was at the event with her...

and one for another family furry friend!

Thanks again to everyone who helped make this event a success!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Silent Auction Highlight: Moxie Jewelry Design

Another great addition to our Silent Auction table is this beautiful necklace (that also has matching earrings!) from Moxie Jewelry Design. This is an 18" necklace featuring a green agate druzy pendant, adorned by rich jade, green agate, hand carved rose jasper, and finished with sterling silver chain.

Amy Litteral is the artist behind Moxie, and here's a little more about her:

My love for gemstones began when my best friend introduced me to the world of sterling silver and amethysts. My healing arts background lent to my desire to learn about the healing properties of stones. Then, while recovering from surgery I happened upon a bead store and the rest is Moxie history. I have been beading and designing jewelry for eight years now. I only use the highest quality materials in my designs and use beads that originate from all over world.

Amy is based here in Asheville, and you can see and order her work from her Etsy Shop. We are so grateful for Amy's generous donation and support of our furry friends!

Oh, How We Love the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park!!

We've said and will continue to say how much we appreciate all of our sponsors and donors, and we love to highlight as many reasons why!

The Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park has been a strong partner in past events for Animal Compassion Network, and this weekend, the hotel is more than just the gracious host for our inaugural Feed Our Furry Friends!! event, although they are most certainly the most gracious host and we give special thanks to General Manager Stan Turner. In addition to letting us take over their courtyard on Saturday, they are also providing the complimentary mimosas that we'll be pouring!

And the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park cares for its guests and the environment just like it cares for its furry friends! In addition to being a beautiful, luxurious hotel perfectly situated among the restaurants and shops of Biltmore Park and within a short drive of Biltmore Estate and downtown Asheville, the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park was also awarded LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The hotel is one of the first in the nation to utilize a large-scale solar water heating system, and it is 100% non-smoking. It is also home to another of our beloved sponsors, Sensibilities Day Spa, where hotel guests and devoted locals enjoy exquisite spa services, using organic products and given by caring professionals who treat each client as the most favorite client.

We may be biased, but we think one of the best features of the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park is that they are pet-friendly! Not only pet-friendly, but through the end of September, through their "Stay Hilton, Stay!" program, they will donate $5 for every pet reservation made at the hotel. So if you're thinking of coming to town for this event, not only can you stay at the event hotel, but you'll be helping us AGAIN by doing so!

And when you come to the event, you'll also be able to meet the mascot of the Stay Hilton, Stay! program himself, the beautiful Hilton.

Thank you Stan Turner and everyone at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park!!

Feed Our Furry Friends!: the Event!

Our inaugural Feed Our Furry Friends is really coming together, and not only are we thrilled at the outpouring of support by local artists and businesses, we just can't wait to share it all with you and your furry friends!

With every $20 ticket entry (or $10 plus 10 cans of food or a bag of dry), you'll receive a set of coupons from area businesses, including Pet Harmony, Sensibilities Day Spa, Moda, Shades of Green, Dog Oasis and more, worth well over the ticket price. You'll also receive a sweet doggie treat, courtesy of Woof Gang Bakery, wrapped with a message. The message will either be one of appreciation for your help in supporting the Pet Food Assistance Program, or it will be a congratulations, because you've just won a handmade ceramic pet food bowl!

The pet food bowls will be on full display, and each winner may choose from cat or dog food and/or water bowls. There will also be a handful of bowls available for personalization - it's first come first serve, so come early for your best chance and biggest selection!

Each attendee will also have the opportunity to enter the drawing for our Grand Prize, a luxurious package of goodies worth over $350!

We've also received some incredible donations from area artists and businesses that will be on display on the Silent Auction table. Beautiful jewlery, clever artwork, gift certificates from area businesses and even detailing for your car!

And for your furry friend, if you'd like to bring him/her, we'll have complimentary 'paw-dicures', while you enjoy a complimentary mimosa courtesy of the Hilton Biltmore Park. Speaking of Hilton, the one and only Hilton of the famed 'Stay, Hilton, Stay' program will be on hand to say hello!

We hope you'll join us for this fun-filled event that will directly benefit Animal Compassion Network's Pet Food Assistance Program. And thanks for helping us feed our furry friends!!

More Silent Auction Highlights!

More special thanks to these sponsors for their generous donations to our Silent Auction table. All proceeds benefit the Pet Food Assistance program, so come early and bid often to support our Furry Friends!!

(2) $100 Gift Certificates

Gift Certificate for Cause for Celebration Spa Package

Gift Certificate for Car Detailing

Gift Certificate for Grooming Services

$100 Gift Certificate toward an Argentium Sterling Silver Cylinder Pet Cremation Pendant in memory of your precious pet.

Gift Certificate to make your own pet food bowl