Animal Shelter Update (October 2019)

Saturday’s Whitneyville Wine Walk is our last show of support before next months Mayoral election. Please come out for some fun & knowledge while supporting this worthy cause. Tickets are $10 each, which includes 8 different tasting locations, all within a block of The Playwright at Putnam & Whitney Avenues. $5 from each ticket gets donated to Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund.
The Wihitneyville Wine Walk will be stocked & staffed, for a 120 participant limit. There are currently 53 spots left. You may purchase tickets here.

In addition, Gimme Shelter has brokered the following simultaneous events, also on Saturday:

  • Le Petit Gourmewill be donating 10% of all sales between 9-3pm to Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund. (No flier needed.)
  • Joy Bush Photography will be taking pet photos between 9-1pm for $20. That includes same-day printing & framing by Moto Photo & Framed. The entire $20 will be donated to Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund.
  • Salon Metta will be offering people and pet massages for $10 each. Those proceeds will be donated to Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund as well.
  • Hamden Animal Control will be in attendance thanking merchants & patrons alike for their support.
  • Spring Glen Veterinary Clinic will also be participating and donating two, $100 gift certificates to be raffled.
  • Whitneyville Food Center will be preparing a $100 Food Basket for the raffle.
  • The Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant will feature Rob Glassman & Jeff Martinson, performing  from 1 – 4pm. (no cover) The Playwright will be making a donation to Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund based on sales during this period. As if that wasn’t enough, our friends at The Playwright will host Gimme Shelter’s raffle at approximately 3:45pm. (Winner need not be present.)

Hamden Animal Control currently has 6 dogs and 4 cats in their possession, spread out over several locations. 

Remember, all we are asking is for is for Hamden to name a site for a future Animal Shelter location so that grant writing may start. We have nothing to lose except these astronomical rental costs that have been accruing since 2005. Yet, after $15,000 donated in Gimme Shelter’s 3 years of existence, our town has not been able to meet this modest request.

Elected officials are watching, please give them something to notice this Saturday.