Sure, it sounds like the carnage from an X-rated horror flick, but it’s actually the Tails and Ales Dog Wash and the start of a brand-new partnership between the American Red Cross and DoveLewis emergency animal hospital.
Here are the details:
When: Saturday, May 17, 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: Lucky Lab Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby
What: Dog wash & live music to benefit DoveLewis, blood donation to benefit the Red Cross & the DoveLewis Animal Blood Bank.
The new twist on this second-annual event is that the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on site so that people (as well as pooches!) can help save lives.
I’m a major dog lover and I’ve always admired DoveLewis, so much so that when I arrived at the Red Cross, one of my first brainstorms was how we might partner with them (and the Oregon Humane Society) on things like pet first aid classes. I got in touch with my friend Tiffini Mueller, we then connected the people who could REALLY set things in motion and — VOILA! — we get to participate in an event like Tails and Ales.
Come on May 17 — it’s going to be the start of a beautiful friendship.
(photo courtesy of DoveLewis)