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PetsAffair-An Event to Support Rescue & Placement of Racing Greyhounds
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REGAP of CT, Inc. will hold its 5th Annual PetsAffair on Saturday, September 29, 2012 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 30th) from 10 a.m.4 p.m. at 105 Fairwood Road in Bethany, CT.

 

REGAP of CT, Inc. (Retired Greyhounds as Pets of Connecticut, Inc.) is a non-profit organization devoted to educating the public about the joys of greyhounds as companion animals and finding responsible, caring homes for as many retired racing greyhounds as possible.

 

A bit of history in regards to REGAPCT is that our founder, Eileen McCaughern, was one of the first if not the first person to establish a greyhound rescue organization in this country and has been placing greyhounds into loving homes for over 40 yrs.  In recognition of REGAPCTs efforts in placing greyhounds over the years, Eileen was recognized in 2008 as Animal Planet Hero of the Year. For more information about this prestigious award visit http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/hero_of_the_year/2008/nominees/eileen-mccaughern.html.

 

PetsAffair will include a Silent Auction (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.), Tag Sale, Pet-A-Cures, GREYT Basket Give-a-ways, GREYT Luck Contest, Pet Photo’s, Greyhound Meet and Greets, Picnic and Cook-out, Bake Sale – Canine & Human including Chabaso Handcrafted Breads Baked in European Ovens, Meet REGAPCT Volunteers and MUCH, MUCH MORE. 

 

Catherine Smith of San Gato Photography (www.sangatophoto.com) will be on hand to take photographs of you, your family and your pets. Catherine is a nature and event photographer from Florida with nearly a decade of professional experience behind the lens. Over the years her work has been featured in scientific texts, children's books, zoos, and educational materials produced by the University of Florida and Florida Museum of Natural History. In addition to nature photography, she also works as a freelance photographer with a special interest in pet portraits.

 

Silent Auction Highlights include Sassy Bitch Fine Chilean Wines and Wild Cocktails donated by WINAM Wines, PETCO Foundation Gift Baskets, 2011 New York Jets Team Signed Replica Football, Boston Red Sox Andrew Bailey Autographed Baseball, NE Patriots Football signed by Wes Welker, NY Giants Memorabilia, An In-Home Consultation/Lesson or a Series of Lessons with Laurie Fass-WTIC Pet Talk Host, a Bissell Lift-Off Multi Cyclonic Pet Vacuum, New Britain Rock Cats Reserved Tickets, Tickets for Something’s Afoot at the Goodspeed Opera House, Golf Outing for 4 at Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, NFL Reebok Pro Burner Speed LT Low M4 Cleats in Pink/Black exclusively made for the NFL to support Breast Cancer Awareness, For the Love of Dogs Gift Certificates good for Training Services, Dog Walking & Dog Sitting and Canine Massage Therapy, First Aid Kits and Gift Baskets from New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine & Guilford Veterinary Hospital, NBC Connecticut Studio Tour, Fleece Coats by Gini’s Greyhound Fashions, Custom Greyhound Collars by Karen's Kollars, Trendy Hounds and 2 Hounds Design, Mystic Seaport Passes, Quassy Amusement Park 2013 Season Night Passes, Raining Cats and Dogs Gift Cards and Wine Tastings at Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen.



Additional Silent Auction Items include Restaurant Gift Certificates from Archie Moore’s Bar & Restaurant (any location), Carmen Anthony Restaurant Group (Carmen Anthony’s Steakhouse ~ Waterbury & New Haven or Carmen Anthony’s Fishhouse ~ Woodbury, Avon & Wethersfield), Pepe's Pizza, Tre Scalini Restaurant in New Haven, Subway, Panera Bread, Twisted Vine Restaurant in Derby, Vazzy's Cucina in Shelton, Roly Poly (Stratford and Shelton), Cheesecake Factory, LongHorn Steakhouse, Country Corner Diner in Bethany, Beacon Falls Pizza Palace & Restaurant, Chili’s Restaurant, Grand Apizza Cheshire, Grand Apizza Shoreline, Maritime Grille in Guilford, Olive Garden, Fairview Farms Golf Course Restaurant and Aunt Chilada’s in Hamden.  As well as Celebrating Greyhounds Magazine Subscriptions, Drs. Foster and Smith Gift Card, Long Wharf Theatre Tickets, NUTRO Coupons, Connecticut Whale Hockey Home Game Tickets, Boarding at REGAPCT (for Greyhounds only), Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Family Admission Passes, Thundershirts, Christmas Tree Shops Gift Card, Woodbridge Pet Sitting Services Gift Card, WWE T-Shirts, Toys, DVD’s and Signed Photos, Guilford Food Center Gift Cards, Doors of San Juan Original Paintings by Aida Krgin, SloppyKissCards.com Memberships, Gift Baskets by AGWAY of North Branford, Pawlees Treat Co. Gift Basket, and Pet Supplies Plus, Green Mountain Coffee Baskets, Animal Planet Ultra Soft 63" x 59" Dog & Cat Blanket, Hair by Anna Gift Card, Cutco Super Shears, Peabody One Year Family Membership, Vineyard Vine Men’s Ties, Amity Garden Gift Card, Manicure & Pedicure by Secrets in Naugatuck and a One-year Family/Dual Membership for the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery.  Additional gift certificates, a variety of other great packages and items for both canines and humans will also be available.

 

For more information or to donate visit www.regapct.com or call 203-393-1673.