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Monday, October 31, 2011

PAWS Shelter and Humane Society Announces Fall Harvest Feast and Art Auction - Nov. 6th

PAWS Shelter and Humane Society Announces Fall Harvest Feast and Art Auction
Enjoy a magnificent Mediterranean menu paired with locally crafted wine and beer, plus have an opportunity to bid on enchanting art from local artists, while helping local homeless and abandoned animals

Dripping Springs, Texas – October 18, 2011 – Enjoy a magnificent Mediterranean feast, and have an opportunity to bid on enchanting art from local artists, at the Fall Harvest Feast on Sunday, November 6, 2011, from 3pm – 6-pm at Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm. All proceeds benefit PAWS Shelter and Humane Society, a no kill animal shelter. PAWS has been able to serve our local communities since 1986 thanks to funds raised at events like this.

The Fall Harvest Feast will feature a mouth-watering menu prepared by Sibby Barrett at her Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm, located between Dripping Springs and Blanco. The exclusive Hill Country retreat is lauded nationally for its culinary creations and stunning setting. Sibby, who is currently featured in the October issue of "Edible Austin," will be using local and seasonal ingredients to pair perfectly with locally crafted beer and wine from Real Ale Brewing and Bell Springs Winery. The art auction will feature a stellar line-up of original art and limited editions.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit, email, or call Beverly Cambron at (512) 673-0072.

The Fall Harvest Feast MenuTapas and Prosecco Pairings
House Made Focaccia with Harvest Grapes, Rosemary and Sea Salt
Sumptuous Antipasto and Salad Board
Gorgonzola Pasta
Pork and Chicken Braciole with Prosciutto and Provolone
Shrimp Limoncello
Pomegranate Fig Olive Tapenade Crostini
Italian Dessert Display
Cookies ~ Gelatos ~ Fresh Fruit Tarts

About PAWS Shelter and Humane SocietyThis year, PAWS Shelter and Humane Society, Hays County's only no-kill shelter for dogs and cats, celebrates its 25th Anniversary. PAWS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to caring for, protecting, and finding quality homes for abandoned and neglected animals. PAWS initiatives include aiding in the reduction of pet overpopulation, providing community education for the mutual benefit of animals and people, and the life-changing “Cell Dog” and “Visiting Pets” programs. For more information visit

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dogtoberfest. Oct. 22, 10 am - 4pm

Dogtoberfest is an Austin based, non-profit organization, created for the purpose of instilling awareness about Dog rescue, as well as raising much needed moneys for local dog rescue organizations.  We have an annual event at The Domain, which includes a silent auction, Canine Costume Contest, pet related demonstrations and fun for all!  Last year approximately 2,500 people and their canine companions attended this one day event and we expect many more in 2011!!

 Mark your calendars now for Saturday, October 22, 10 am 'til 4 pm at the Domain in North Austin.

The following 8 local rescue groups will benefit from Dogtoberfest 2011:

Austin Boxer Rescue    -    Austin Dog Rescue  -  Austin Sheltie Rescue

Central Texas Dachshund Rescue     -     Heart of Texas Lab Rescue

Hound Rescue  -   Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions   -   WeeRescue

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Green Gala for Austin Animal Center and the Corgi Celebration in Buda,

We've got two great events coming up: The Green Gala for the Austin Animal Center and the Corgi Celebration in Buda, TX.

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, Friends of Town Lake Animal Center will celebrate the new Austin Animal Center with Green Gala 2011. Friends of Town Lake Animal Center is hosting the Green Gala to help raise funds to purchase veterinary equipment, and to support future shelter needs such as spay/neuter vouchers, vaccination clinics, adoption drives – even dog treats!

After 50 years at the Town Lake location, the animal center will move this fall to a new, LEED Silver-certified facility. The theme for the gala emphasizes all the green aspects of the new animal shelter – keeping it local and uniquely Austin.

·         Music will be supplied by The Hot Club of Cowtown, whose members not only live here in Austin but also adopted their dog Eva from Town Lake Animal Center (she might even make an appearance at the party!).
·         Food, locally sourced and locally grown,will be served by Catering with a Twist, on biodegradable and recyclable dishes. Desserts by Whole Foods and Walton’s Fancy and Staple.
·         Beverages are local, too, with Republic Tequila, Enchanted Rock Vodka, Live Oak Brewing Company, Paula’s Texas Spirits, Aliseoand Texas Tea all pitching in.
·         The silent auction will feature special items from locally owned businesses and local artisans.

The Gala will be held on the grounds of the new Animal Center at 7201 Levander Loop.Tickets are on sale now.  The cost is $75(Gala only)/$125(Gala and Sponsor Cocktail Hour) per person.  Tickets may be purchased online at


What:                    The Green Gala 2011 Benefiting the New Austin Animal Center

Who:                     Sponsored by Friends of Town Lake Animal Center

 When:                 Saturday, October 22, 2011

             6– 7 pm:  Sponsor Cocktail Hour
             7– 10 pm:  Gala

 Where:            The New Austin Animal Center on The Betty Dunkerley Campus
7201 Levander Loop
Austin, TX 78721
Websites:          Green Gala –
 Friends of TLAC -


The 2011 Corgi Celebration will treat its visitors – human and canine – to a royal celebration of the breed. In its 9th year, the October 29 event includes entertainment such as a rescue parade, silent auction, and costume contest. Public performance demonstrations offer education and information about dog sports and activities such as agility, herding, obedience, pet therapy, rally and tracking. In addition, the event offers Herding Instinct Testing (sanctioned by PWCCA) and AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing.

The focus of Corgi Celebration is education and support for future Corgi owners and fanciers. We champion this wonderful dog breed, and actively support rescue efforts for Corgis and other dogs.
Since 2003, Corgi Celebration participants have raised over $27,000 to celebrate the breed and support Texas-based Corgi rescue programs. Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Corgis and Critters N.E.T. Rescue, Inc., which is committed to helping Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, and their mixes. 

By royal proclamation, all Corgi fanciers and Corgis – with or without tails – are invited to attend! The Celebration takes place at 902 Canyon Wren Drive, Buda, Texas, 78610. Volunteers are welcome.
For more information about the event, visit:

Jaime Bragg, Event Chair