DoveLewis Hosts a Satirical Romp in Petlandia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2013
Director of Communications
DoveLewis Hosts a Satirical Romp in ‘Petlandia’ to Benefit Nonprofit Emergency Animal Hospital
Fundraiser celebrates Portlanders and their pets for the benefit of DoveLewis programs
PORTLAND, Ore. — DoveLewis will celebrate Portland’s unique culture at its first annual “Petlandia” fundraiser on Saturday, March 9 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Castaway warehouse, located at 1900 NW 18th Ave., Portland, OR. The event will benefit the nonprofit emergency animal hospital and will support DoveLewis’ ongoing efforts to provide 24-hour emergency and critical care, education and outreach to the community.
Attendees will enjoy an evening of casual networking, live music, a beard competition featuring the Portland Beardsmen, Portland-inspired food and drink, games, raffles, prizes, llama kisses and a few surprises at the Castaway warehouse located near Portland’s Pearl District. All in the name of Portland’s four-legged pals, Petlandia aims to bring awareness about DoveLewis’ good works in the community and to support the nonprofit’s programs.
“DoveLewis’ highly utilized programs and services rely on the community’s support, and with that assistance we can care for the animals who come through our doors 24 hours a day, seven day per week,” said Kate Goudschaal, DoveLewis director of communications. “We hope to attract the next generation of DoveLewis supporters, who will join us in providing medical assistance to Portland’s beloved pets, strays and wildlife.”
Event organizers hope to raise much-needed reserves for DoveLewis’ Unrestricted Fund, which allows the organization to finance programs with the greatest need, including DoveLewis’ Stray Animal and Wildlife Program and Velvet Assistance Fund for qualifying low-income patients.
Tickets for Petlandia cost $25 and are available for purchase online and at DoveLewis, located at 1945 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR. For more information, please visit dovelewis.org/petlandia.
Event sponsors include Fred Meyer, ClubSport Oregon, Food Cartopia, Mary Kay, BoldTrek, Sniff Dog Hotel, Unleashed by Petco and ZipCar.
Food and drink supporters include Lardo, PBJs Grilled, KOi Fusion, Savor the Chill, Pour Pour Coffee, Apex Bar, Kona Brewing, and Hood River Distillers and their participating brands Pendleton Whiskey and SinFire Cinnamon.
Other event supporters include MyBartender, Morel Ink, Clear Channel, Pro Photo Supply, Prink Technologies, Spot Magazine, djshortchange, The Devin Phillips Band, Sign Wizards and Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas.
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Ore., is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. DoveLewis provides donor-funded programs to the community, including one of the United States’ largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray and wild animals and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families and abused animals. For more information, please visit dovelewis.org.