Friday, May 13, 2011

Call to Artists - help us Feed Our Furry Friends!

Artists, crafters and pet lovers!  Animal Compassion Network (ACN) understands unexpected things happen in life, and sometimes our friends and neighbors need a little help feeding beloved family pets until things get better.  ACN provides free pet food to our community partners*, who distribute it for us to families in need — at no charge. 

2011 marks the 10-year anniversary of Animal Compassion Network's Pet Food Assistance Program.  Since the program's inception in 2001, ACN has provided approximately 250,000 meals to hungry cats and dogs throughout Western North Carolina.

On Saturday, June 25 from 10am to 2pm, our friends at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park will host ACN's inaugural Feed Our Furry Friends!! an Empty Bowls Project benefit to raise awareness and funds for our Pet Food Assistance Program.  We need your help to make this event memorable not only for raising awareness and much needed funds, but for showing our Asheville Pet Love in the form of your talent and creations!

We are asking local artists and crafters who make wares suitable for pt food bowls to donate as many finished pieces as they wish for sale at this event (all pet food containers must be non-toxic and food safe).  Any potters who wish to donate bisque-fired bowls that may be decorated for later firing are also welcome to inquire.  Other hand crafted items for pets will also be much appreciated, including pet accessories and gift certificates for services such as pet sitting, grooming, photography, etc.

If you have a hand-made product or service you wish to donate, please contact Lori Theriault at lori '@'

And please plan to attend the event with your own furry friend!  This will be a pet-friendly event on the Terrace at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, and each artist who donates pieces for the event will reeive a complimentary ticket!

Donations may be dropped off at Pet Harmony, 803 Fairview Street, Asheville, NC Monday - Saturday between 10am and 6pm.  We're also happy to pick up your donation(s), just contact Lori to arrange the date and time.

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