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pc10PawCasso publicity text and graphics are now available at https://www.homewardtrails.org/pawcasso-art-auction/publicize

Please help us publicize PawCasso through local blogs, email lists, Facebook, Twitter, etc. We’re working to make this the biggest PawCasso event yet! It’s a really fun event, especially if you’ve never attended a live auction before. Buy your tickets today and invite your friends!

Facebook Event Page

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=286105648378

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Locally-based Homeward Trails Animal Rescue will be hosting their annual PawCasso Charity Art Auction on Saturday, April 24, 2010. This great event is being held downtown at the historic Council on Foreign Relations, 1777 F Street NW – just blocks from the White House. This year’s live art eventt is featuring more than 60 amazing local artists as well as an upscale silent auction that includes items such as: private airplane ride, hotel stays, pet sitting, jewelry, beach houses and much, much more.

Homeward Trails rescues and adopts out an average of 1,700 homeless cats and dogs annually. This event benefits the Homeward Trails Medical Fund, which provides support to animals that come to Homeward Trails needing surgeries, specials medications, rehab or behavioral training. Animals needing such are often left behind in shelters, but Homeward Trails prides itself in taking in dozens of special needs animals annually and getting them the homes they deserve.

Support these wonderful efforts by purchasing tickets today. Limited tickets are available. Visit www.homewardtrails.org/pawcasso for more info or to purchase tickets online.

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pawcasso10PawCasso 2010 was a smashing success, bringing in over $20,000 for the animals of Homeward Trails.

With almost 300 people in attendance, the evening featured the amazing art of more than 50 local artists, all of which was auctioned live!

We also thank the more than 75 local businesses and individuals who donated more than $10,000 worth of items for our silent auction.

We want to thank everyone who attended, volunteered and donated. We could not have done it without each and every one of you.

Stay tuned for details about PawCasso 2011.

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paintWe are thrilled to announce that this year’s PawCasso art auction to benefit the animals of Homeward Trails will feature only work by local artists—emerging and established painters, sculptors, and photographers from the Metro DC or mid-Atlantic area. We are currently accepting submission of art for consideration- the auction will include work of various sizes, styles, and price ranges.

If you are a local artist who is interested in participating, please contact Homeward Trails volunteer Amy to find out how to submit your work for consideration!

PawCasso is a unique and exciting live art auction event benefiting Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. This year’s event will be held on April 24 at the newly remodeled Council on Foreign Relations, just blocks from the White House. The evening will host approximately 300 animal and art-lovers.

In addition to the live art auction, there will also be a large, upscale silent auction featuring more than 100 donations including massage certificates, vacation home stays, restaurant certificates, yoga classes, private airplane rides and much more.

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indianfoodJoin us on Monday, March 1 for yummy Indian food all day at Masala Art Indian Restaurant – 4441 Wisconsin Ave. NW (Tenley Town).

Eat all day and part of your bill total will support Homeward Trails.

Check out all the details on the event page.

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braceletMake a 20 dollar donation and get an HT Sponsor Bracelet. Wear it proudly to support animal rescue!

Be sure to note: SPONSOR BRACELET in the notes section when you give on-line.  (note: bracelet shown here NOT actual bracelet)

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sushi-zenHelp raise money for the animals of HT by simply having a meal out. It’s easy and yummy!! Check out these two great restaurants and enjoy some tasty goodness…

Wednesday, January 27th

Sushi Zen

2457 North Harrison Street
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 534-6000

Dine all day/evening and a portion of your bill supports HT. Be sure to mention Homeward Trails

Thursday, January 28th from 5-9pm

California Tortilla
19847-O Century Blvd.
Germantown, MD 20874
(easy parking on street & lot)
People MUST say “Homeward” with their order and HT will get 25%.

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Jim, one of the dogs at Ritchie

Jim, one of the dogs at Ritchie

A fundraiser to benefit Ritchie Animal Shelter, the HT partner shelter that suffered a devastating fire earlier this week, will be held on Tuesday, January 19th at 18th & U Duplex Diner in Adams Morgan. They are located 2004 18th Street, NW in Adams Morgan.

All bar tips will go to the Ritchie County Humane Society to help with the costs from the fire.

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medicalHT helps dozens and dozens of animals annually who need serious medical care.  Learn how you can donate to the HT medical fund to help animals with special needs!

You can now donate to a fund in HT that is specifically designed to help animals that have injuries or illnesses that require beyond-routine medical care.  Broken limbs, heartworm, parvo, FIV/FelV, other diseases, etc. These are ailments that so many animals in shelters suffer from and often cause them to be the first to be euthanized.

While almost all illnesses HT sees are treatable, it can cost thousands of dollars to make that happen. Chester, pictured here, came to us with a broken jaw, a broken leg, buckshot in his side and a mouth full of broken teeth. He has required many vet visits, fluids, meds and will require a long-term foster as he slowly heals. Surgeries for broken limbs, etc often cost over $2,000!

You can now make a donation to the HT Medical Fund to be used to help these special needs animals.

To donate to the fund online, click the button below to donate through Paypal.

To donate to the fund by check, simply write a check to “Homeward Trails Animal Rescue” and write “Medical Fund” in the memo/notes section. Send it to:

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
PO Box 100968
Arlington, VA 22210

Our goal is to have a minimum of $10,000 in this fund at all times so that we never have to turn away a sick or injured animal.

Able to make a gift of $10,000? HT is offering the opportunity to have the HT Medical Fund named after YOU – our $10,000 donor. Please consider this today. We would like to give this very special fund a name – after a very special animal lover!

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In the next 24 hours, iGive.com is giving away $5,000 to organizations who get supporters to join through special links.

If you aren’t already shopping and searching on iGive for HT, go to http://www.igive.com/welcome/warm_reg_promo.cfm?c=29579 before noon on Thursday, join and do one search and iGive will donate $1 to Homeward Trails. One dollar may not sound like much but if 50 people do it, that’s $50 raised for Homeward Trails! And if you buy anything from an iGive online merchant within 45 days of joining, you’ll generate a $5 bonus donation to HT on top of the regular percentage of your purchase.

Searching or shopping through iGive means a donation. It’s free and easy. A penny or more per search, a $5 bonus for your first purchase and up to 26% of your purchases at over 730 stores like Amazon, eBay, Travelocity, Home Depot, Staples, and many, many more. Plus you SAVE money with exclusive coupon codes, free shipping deals, and sale alerts.

After you join, the easiest way to use iGive is to install their browser toolbar- it automatically recognizes if you’re shopping at an iGive online store to help you generate a donation for every purchase!

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Painting by Ally Burguieres

Painting by Ally Burguieres

Amazing local artist and animal lover, Ally Burguieres, offers beautiful paintings, sketches and prints in vibrant colors with lasting impressions.

Browse Ally’s website to see samplings and to consider have a piece commissioned. One hundred dollars of every piece of art sold goes to Homeward Trails!

http://burguieres.weebly.com

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