Monday, December 31, 2012
The New Year brings changes to Critter Corner, but animal needs remain the same.
Critter Corner and its readers have made a difference in the last two years. We’ve laughed at silly photos, taken action to adopt, rescue and raise money for abandoned animals and learned how to help wild animals in our back yard. Although this is the last Critter Corner column there are still animals, both locally and globally, who need your attention. Keep up to date by checking these sites for tips, activities and animal issues . Local sites National Sites I will still be covering larger events and urgent animal issues through a blog on Patch. Stay in touch by checking / “liking” Patch or e-mailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for all your feedback and a pawsitive-can-do-attitude. Happy New Year to all two and four …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Local rescue groups and Pat O'Brien team up to find happy endings.
The showroom floor at Pat O'Brien's was full of holiday cheer as Marilyn's Voice, PAWS and NE Ohio Greyhound Rescue were joined by WELW, Santa and his merry elf. Their goal was to get animals rescued from puppy mills, hoarders, kill shelters and abusive situations into happy forever homes. It seems lots of holiday wishes will be coming true. Photos list MV for Marilyn's Voice or PAWS. For adoption information about animals currently in foster homes contact: There is nowhere like a real home for the holidays.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Mayfield Heights Wal-Mart and snowy weather set the stage.
You are never too young or too cold to help those in need. While many Hillcrest residents were fighting crowds, snow flurries and the traffic on Interstate 271, the third-grade students from Sunview Elementary school were busy at the Mayfield Heights Wal-Mart. They were learning about economics, perseverance and helping others. The economics lesson started earlier in the year when they borrowed capital to start their fund raising business. Manufacturing came next as they made scarves and dog/cat toys. The most difficult part might have been sales and marketing, but the students did well. They smiled and shivered as they told shoppers about their efforts to help abused and neglected dogs like Marilyn. Marilyn, the inspiration for rescue …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Pet toys to be sold from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17.
Student-produced pet toys will be sold from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 6594 Mayfield Rd., Mayfield Heights, to raise money for Marilyn's Voice, a local animal rescue group. As part of a lesson in economics and animal welfare, students at Sunview Elementary School in Lyndhurst made braided pull and ball toys, cat teasers and pet scarves using fleece, tennis balls, chopsticks and yarn. In order to purchase needed materials, students were required to get a loan from their banker, the school principal. To get the loan, they used collateral such as shoveling snow. All profits from the sale will benefit Marilyn's Voice, a nonprofit organization that rescues dogs from puppy mills and also takes in other abused and abandoned dogs. Funds raised…