Canine Cocktail Pawty #3

Canine Cocktail Pawty to benefit Hike for Heroes

When: 7pm to 9pm, Friday, June 17, 2011
Why: To raise funds and awareness for military families in financial crisis
Who: Special guests Troy, Mareike, Emmie and Harley Yocum
Where: SoHo, NYC; in the event space above Animal Haven SoHo

Sponsored by Holistic Blend
Human Catering by Crave Catering. Canine Catering by Three Dog Bakery.
Three original paintings for auction donated by artist Kelly Vivar.

After more than thirty-nine million steps, Troy Yocum, of Hike for Heroes, walked into New York City in June 2011. His Shiba Inu, Emmie, a fantastic example of the companionship and support that dogs provide to humans every day, turned four years old on June 17. We got together to celebrate her birthday and the human/animal bond; to raise a toast to Troy for his tireless efforts to improve life for families in need; and to raise money for Troy’s mission to help military families.

Special Thanks to the volunteers extraordinaire without whom this event would have been impossible: Ting Li, Heather Richardson, Janet Spering, Beth Bennett, Jenn Mauro, Josh Li, Nancy Theodorou and Scott Lauben.
Doggy Bag Item Donors: iLoveDogs.com, Gina Kim, Mr. Gamble’s Dog Bites, and Riddick’s All Natural Dog Treats
Gratitude to Marco, Nate and Kelly of Crave Catering for somehow making everything come together despite the challenges and to Ryan Rinkel for keeping the drinks flowing with a smile during the event.