If you are reading this column then you certainly have a soft spot for animals. With the holiday gift giving season now in full swing here are some gift ideas and activities to suit everyone on your gift list while making you, the gift-giver, happy as well.
Check out these sites for gifts for animal lovers. A portion of all proceeds from these non-profits goes to help animals in need. You can buy an e-card, make a donation in someone's name, or order a T-shirt that really makes a statement.
Gifts and Rewards
- Amimal League holiday gift ideas
- PETA (shirts, stickers, cards and more) from cute to outspoken
- I give (sign up to to have a portion of your shopping go to selected charaties)
- The Animal Rescue Site Many choices to help different kinds of animals.
Since not all your friends share the same passion for animals that you do, here are some suggestions for events that are "people only." Enjoy a cold one, cheer on a local team and have a great time.
Activities just for people
- Browns watch in Cleveland for dogs: Friday Dec. 2 at Lincoln Park Pub, 2609 West 14th Street Live Love Rescue receives 15 percent of food and drink sales from 4 -7 p.m.
- Rock for cats: Friday, Dec. 7, at The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, 15711 Waterloo Road, Alley Cat Project hosts its 17th annual Rockabilly Holiday Benefit at 7 p.m. Live music and raffles.
- Cavs for PAWS: Dec. 1 at The Q the Cleveland Cavaliers will donate $5 of each ticket purchased to the Public Animal Welfare Society. Go to groups.theqarena.com/PAWShoops for seating and prices, or call Mela at 216-420-2161.
- Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary : Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Pickwick & Frolic, 2035 East Fourth St., there will be a happy hour benefit with a celebrity bartending event from 5 to 8 p.m. Auction of sports tickets, raffles and an appearance by the Cavalier Girls will be part of the event.