The public is invited to attend the fourth annual Abraham’s Open House and Barbecue, which will be held on Saturday, July 26th from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the family’s home located at 510 Crescent Drive in Dearborn. The event will be catered by the Detroit BBQ Company and Park Place, with deejay George Kontos of Sonik Entertainment on hand spinning Motown hits. The evening is a benefit for the Dearborn Animal Shelter’s Hope’s Heroes program, a fund dedicated to assisting special needs animals in the care of the Shelter.
The Dearborn Animal Shelter helps care for thousands of rescued animals annually, as they prepare to become adoptable pet family members. Sometimes animals with severe injuries or special needs arrive at the Shelter and require extra resources. The Hope’s Heroes program is designed specifically to help care for these animals that require extraordinary measures to give them a second chance. In its first three years, the Abraham’s Open House has raised more than $22,000, directly benefiting shelter animals who require extra special “hope.”
The Open House evening is in memory of the Abraham family’s beloved Labrador Retriever, Dublin, who was tragically killed in a house fire that ravaged their home in 2009. “This celebration is a way for our family to honor Dublin and simultaneously help the Dearborn Animal Shelter, which benefits so many in our community,” commented Councilman Abraham. “This year we are also especially honored to include the Dearborn Firefighters, who were on the spot when we needed them and who do so much good in our city.” The event this year is also made possible with the generous support of Donelson Law Group.
“The Hope’s Heroes program affords us the ability to care for special needs animals without putting stress on our daily operating funds and the rest of the adoptable animals in our care, said Elaine Greene, Executive Director, Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter. “The Abraham Open House is a wonderful community gathering that continues to keep funds at the ready when the need arises.”
Contributions of $50 per person are suggested; with all donations welcome. If unable to attend, donations can also be made online
The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Phone (313) 943-2697 and online www.DearbornAnimals.org
You can also follow the Shelter on Facebook and Twitter.
Contact: Elaine Greene, Executive Director
Source: Dearborn Animal Shelter
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