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Hearts & Paws- Valentine's Event for K9s
Sat, Feb 11 2012 - Sat, Feb 11 2012
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Especially For Pets, Canton

Join Vested Interest in K-9s and 12-year-old Samantha Gagnon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Especially for Pets, 95 Washington Street, Village Shoppes, Canton, MA, to “Open your heart and help protect a K-9.”

Samantha successfully raised funds in 2011 through nonprofit, Vested Interest in K-9s to outfit each of the three Fall River police dogs with bullet and stab protective vests. She will continue her mission to assist a hard working, dedicated police dog with a bullet and stab protective vest just in time for Valentine’s Day. Her goal is to raise $1006 on Saturday, Feb. 11.
To make a K-9 your valentine, stop by and meet several Massachusetts police K-9 teams who will be visiting Especially for Pets at 1pm and join the festivities.

Also participating at the “Hearts & Paws” event will be Avon Products, Verizon Fios of Lakeville and Canton, GoldnSilver and Lorie-Lyn Photography. Each business has joined Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. as a fund raising partner and a percentage of their sales for the day will go to the nonprofit.
For a $20 donation Avon Products is offering, Bernard the Polar Bear; this 14-inch soft-bodied stuffed animal with blue eyes is wearing a winter hat and scarf. An Abrielle heart and key rhinestone silver necklace in a ready to give gift box  is also available. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to Vested Interest in K-9s.

If you’d like to help, but have enough stuffed animals, you may purchase Bernard the Bear and donate him back to the cause. In turn, Vested Interest in K-9s will donate to the We Love Children Foundation of the Greater Fall River area who assist needy children.

Or want to earn some cash and help the cause at the same time? Bring in your unwanted gold, silver or platinum for instant cash on the spot. GoldnSilver will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. paying out top dollar for your scrap, broken or unwanted gold/silver/platinum. Vested Interest in K-9s will receive 15 percent of the proceeds of gold/silver/platinum, while the customer receives full value of the metals sold and also a $50 incentive for anyone hosting their own gold party.

Verizon Fios will offer their Velocity Fundraising Program, in which a new qualifying residential product order will generate up to a $65 donation to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Tee shirts, car magnets and FREE GIVEAWAYS will be available during the event. Lorie-Lyn Photography, who will be photographing the event, has donated a Pet Portrait Photo Shoot valued at $150, which will be awarded to a lucky winner.

Especially for Pets, Inc., established in 1988, is a Massachusetts pet food and supply company with stores located in Acton, Canton, Medway, Newton, Sudbury, Wayland and Westborough. Dedicated to responsible pet care, they offer only pet friendly products and services. Services include grooming, dog training, and educational seminars addressing all aspects of pet care. They also serve as a resource for pet adoption and rescue services. For more information, visit www.especiallyforpets