Ravenna – Join Portage APL for its annual fundraiser on April 29, 2017. Paws to Celebrate is an annual event to benefit Portage APL. People gather, eat, drink, and bid on auction items and raffles, and most importantly, raise funds to help the hundreds of abused, abandoned and injured animals that Portage APL helps each year.

It will be held at the American Legion Hall in Kent and they hope to see an increase in numbers. The evening begins at 5:30pm. They have some exciting auction items like FOUR field box seats to a Cleveland Indians’ game, a week at a mountain home in Tennessee, a full house cleaning, an autographed Gary Barnidge Cleveland Browns football and game tickets, jewelry, art, wine baskets, sports items, hotel stays and much more. T.K. O’Grady will be the Emcee once again this year!! T.K. is an animal lover and has a long history of helping organizations that do good in the community. He has been a D.J. on 97.5 WONE for many years and we look forward to having him again.

Reservations are $75 per person and the event is from 5:30-9:00pm American Legion Hall in Kent. Reservations are required and sponsorship opportunities are available. The evening includes a silent and live auction, raffles, music, buffet dinner and more. You’ll probably see a few wonderful animals from Portage APL looking for loving homes. To make reservations, please call 330.296.4022 or go online to www.portageapl.org Auction items are still being accepted. Things like gift certificates, baskets, sports items, jewelry and more are needed. If you’d like to donate an item, please bring it to Portage APL by April 21, 2017.

Change for Paw$: Cats vs. Dogs. Empty your piggy bank, purse or wallet and bring your spare change (or dollars)! We’ll be collecting them in CAT & DOG bins. Will the cat or dog lovers bring more change for APL animals? Last year the cats won and the total for both was over $2200! That’s a lot of change.
Portage APL is a private, nonprofit organization which relies on the generosity and kindness of individuals and businesses to make our community a safer place for thousands of animals, who have no voice. We continue to rescue animals every day and the need is constant.

To make reservations, or for more information, please call the Portage APL at 330.296.4022 or visit our website at www.portageapl.org