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Critter Corner: Cyber Monday & Gifts That Make a Difference

A plethora of choices await the thoughtful shopper.

If you are reading this column then you certainly have a soft spot for animals. With the holiday gift-giving season now in full swing, here are some gift ideas and activities to suit everyone on your gift list while making you, the gift-giver, happy as well.

Check out these sites for gifts for the animal lover. A portion of all proceeds from these non-profits goes to help animals in need. You can buy an e-card, make a donation in someones name, or order a t-shirt that really makes a statement.

Gifts and Rewards

  • PETA (shirts, stickers, cards and more) from cute to outspoken
  • I give (sign up to to have a portion of your shopping go to selected charaties)
  •  South Euclid Humane Society's  Buy custom tree ornament honoring pets for $5. Deliver a check and a pet's name by noon Friday, Nov. 30, to City Hall, 1349 S. Green Road. For more details call: 216-291-8773.

Since not all your friends share the same passion for animals that you do, here are some suggestions for events that are "people only." Enjoy a cold  one, cheer on a local team and have a great time. 

Activities just for people

  • Browns watch in Cleveland for dogs   Friday December second at Lincoln Park Pub, 2609 West 14th Street.Live Love Rescue receives 15 percent of food and drink sales from 4 -7 p.m.
  • Rock for cats: Friday, December seventh, at The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, 15711 Waterloo Road. Alley Cat Project hosts its 17th annual Rockabilly Holiday Benefit at 7 p.m.  Live music and raffles. 
  • Cavs for PAWS: December first at The Q The Cleveland Cavaliers will donate $5 of each ticket purchased to the Public Animal Welfare Society.Go to groups.theqarena.com/PAWShoops for seating and prices,or call Mela at 216-420-2161.
  •  Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary  , Wednesday,December 12th, at Pickwick & Frolic, 2035 East Fourth St.,there will be a happy hour benefit with a celebrity bartending event from 5 to 8 p.m.Auction of sports tickets, raffles and an appearance by the Cavalier Girls will be part of the event.

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