Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day FundRaiser

This is the scene from today at the St. Patrick's Day Luncheon, people were very generous with the total numbers coming in around $850.00 just of this one Luncheon

This is one of five monthly meals being donated to support the LA Animal Shelter, special Thank You's to Sharon, Jo-Ann and Jasmine, personally I had a great time and with a full belly of Cabbage Rolls & Cake.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Quilt Tickets, Get your Quilt Tickets

Only a few weeks left to get your Tickets on this Homemade Quilt, handmade and donated by a local supporter of the LA Animal Shelter. April 3, 2010 the winning ticket will be drawn.
Ticket are starting to get circulated around for the MacBook Laptop also, there are many, many fundraisers this Spring several Luncheons and Bowl-A-Thon to name a few, , if you need more information don't hesitate to contact me or any of the other Committee members of the Shelter.

Monday, February 22, 2010

St. Paddy’s Day Leprechaun Luncheon

St. Paddy’s Day Leprechaun Luncheon

Top of the morning to you! Our St. Paddy’s Day Leprechaun Luncheon is fast approaching on March 17th. Because of overwhelming support for this event we will be forced to limit reservations due to space restrictions. We are once again offering eat ins and take outs but reserve as soon as possible to ensure a spot.

This event’s theme will be green and we are hoping to offer the Animal Shelter lots of green money. Our menu features cabbage rolls with a home made roll, pistachio cake and tea and coffee. A minimum donation of five dollars is required but thanks to most of our supporters for offering a minimum of ten. We will be hosting again from 185 D’Orsay Road at 12pm. - Takeouts offered from 11:15 to 12pm . We will not be accepting any take out orders on the day of the event so book those early as well since orders will be limited. Reserve your spot right away by e-mail to or just call me at 667-2880.

We look forward to seeing you at Jasmine’s!

Sharon , Jo-Ann and Jasmine

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Commuting dogs of Moscow

STRAY dogs are commuting to and from a city centre on underground trains in search of food scraps.

The clever canines board the Tube each morning. After a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night. Experts studying the dogs say they even work together to make sure they get off at the right stop after learning to judge the length of time they need to spend on the train. The mutts choose the quietest carriages at the front and back of the train.

They have also developed tactics to hustle humans into giving them more food on the streets of Moscow.

Scientists believe the phenomenon began after the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, and Russia's new capitalists moved industrial complexes from the city centre to the suburbs. Dr Andrei Poiarkov, of the Moscow Ecology and Evolution Institute, said: These complexes were used by homeless dogs as shelters, so the dogs had to move together with their houses. Because the best scavenging for food is in the city centre, the dogs had to learn how to travel on the subway to get to the centre in the morning, then back home in the evening, just like people.

The dogs have learned to use traffic lights to cross the road safely, said Dr Poiarkov. And they use cunning tactics to obtain tasty morsels of shawarma, a kebab-like snack popular in Moscow . They sneak up behind people eating shawarmas then bark loudly to shock them into dropping their food. With children the dogs play cute by putting their heads on youngsters knees and staring pleadingly into their eyes to win sympathy and scraps. Dr Poiarkov added: Dogs are surprisingly good psychologists.

The Moscow mutts are not the first animals to use public transport. In 2006 a Jack Russell in Dunnington, North Yorks , began taking the bus to his local pub in search of sausages. And two years ago passengers in Wolverhampton were stunned when a white cat called Macavity started catching the 331 bus to a fish and chip shop.