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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Honor your pets at annual Pets Light Up Our Lives Tree Lighting

'Tis almost the season.

I know it's sneaking up on me exceptionally quickly this year. Thankfully my cat Muppet loves lying under a Christmas tree so, once we get one of those this weekend, I shouldn't have to worry about getting her any other gifts this holiday.

And speaking of trees...

The South Euclid Humane Society invites you and your pet to its 7th Annual Pets Light Up Our Lives Tree Lighting Ceremony and Home for the Holidays Adoption Event, which will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the northwest corner of Green and Mayfield roads.

The event includes blessing of the animals (all are welcome), a tree-lighting with bulbs dedicated to our pets (blue to honor our living pets and white to honor those we've lost, with a $5 bulb donation requested), and a rug raffle drawing and presentation of special awards.

Afterward, both pets and their owners are invited to City Hall for a reception with hot chocolate and other goodies, plus adoptable cats, kittens and dogs.

To get involved, please send your bulb donation, with pet(s) name(s) and a phone number where you can be reached, to South Euclid Humane Society, 1349 South Green Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121. To include your pet(s) in the keepsake program booklet, submit information by Friday, Nov. 27. (Late entries can be e-mailed to and paid for at the event.)

Please indicate in your mailing whether your bulb will be in honor or in memory, and include a simple message like "For Max, From the Smith family" or a personal one like "For our Max, You will always be our angel, Love Mom and Dad." One bulb may also honor several pets as long as the written tribute includes all their names.

Questions? Call 216-291-8773.

-- Sandra M. Klepach,


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