Open Mic & Checkers at the 9/23 Yappy Hour

Our next Yappy Hour will happen Saturday September 23 from 6pm to 9pm at The Daily Brew Coffee Bar. We have a great event lined up for the night.

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We are opening up our stage to anyone who would like to perform a musical number, spoken word, comedy act, etc. We only ask that your performance be kid friendly and not too loud where it would scare any dogs who would attend the event. We are using the sound system that The Daily Brew has. It’s a basic system with speakers, a small mixing board, and microphones and stands. To sign up, please sign up at this form below.

0331_nws_ocr-l-checkers-07We will also be having checkers games set up for you to play during the evening. September 23 is Checkers Day! Ok, the day isn’t to commemorate the game of checkers, but commemorates a speech that Richard Nixon gave in 1952 where talked about allegations that he was taking election expenses for personal gain. He shared in the speech that he was not taking expenses for personal gain, but he also mentioned a dog that was gifted to his family that was named Checkers. He said his daughter loved the dog and that no matter what people said he would not be giving the dog back. Even though the day isn’t about the game checkers, come on by Yappy Hour at The Daily Brew to play a few games of checkers while you listen to some local artists.

We have about $1,000 left to raise to make the fair a reality. We are working on items to have up for auction at the Yappy Hour. We are still building out auction item lists, but we know that one of them is a certificate to become Pet CPR and First Aid certified. This item has an $80 value. We are working on more items for our auction and will update here and on Facebook when we have more. Cross your fingers we can get a certificate to the spa next door to The Daily Brew.

We are looking forward to having Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles at the event again. They can share the details of their services to anyone who attends and even set you up with an appointment (no medical work at our event). We are also looking forward to inviting a few vendors to the event who have pet related items. These include artists with pet/animal art pieces and more. If you have pet or animal related items or services with your business please contact us if you would like to participate.

We will see you Saturday September 23 from 6pm to 9pm at The Daily Brew Coffee Bar. We are looking forward to having a great night.

Help us reach our goal

The Montebello Pet Fair formed out of a need to reduce the number of animals who enter our area shelter. In 2016 14,459 dogs and cats entered the shelter. Of the dogs that entered, 91% left the shelter alive. Of the cats that entered, 53% left the shelter alive. While the cat live release rate could use some more direct work on the shelter’s part, one thing that we can focus on in the public is to decrease the number of animals who entered in the first place. 14,459 animals.

We believe that educating people on proper ways to care for their pet will bring a shift to how people view animals in our area. It won’t be an instant shift, but we can’t just sit by and hope for the best. We are committed to having our fair be a place where people make new choices that will save the lives of animals. And you can help.

In this first picture you can see our estimated cost to pay for the fair. We have received many quotes from several businesses so we think we’ve found the lowest prices in the area. We are open to suggestions for lower costs, too.

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The estimated cost to pay for the fair.

Our fundraising goal is $3,000. We have $1,655 left to raise.

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Our fundraising goal. We have $1,655 left to raise.

Here is how you can help.

Financial Donations

We are accepting financial donations at our YouCaring fundraising page.

https://www.youcaring.com/montebellopetfair-898496

If you would like to donate via check or in person, please contact us at montebellopetfair@gmail.com and we can schedule a pick up or give you an address to send the check to. We also have the option of Venmo if you use that.

(Please note that we are not a 501c3. If your giving is dependent on donating to a 501c3 there are options to help reduce the cost of the spay/neuter surgeries that will happen at the fair. Please contact us at montebellopetfair@gmail.com so we can connect you with our spay/neuter clinic nonprofit.)

Sponsoring

If you have a business and you would like to sponsor the event, please check out our Sponsoring Opportunities page to see the details of what your return on investment will include. Contact us at montebellopetfair@gmail.com if you are interested in being a business sponsor.

Donating Supplies

Some of our funding goes toward equipment and supplies. If you would like to donate and or loan the fair equipment or supplies please look over the list below and let us know what you would like to donate. Every donor will be thanked and those who have donated or loaned a large piece of equipment will be noted as one of our horse level sponsors. Contact us at montebellopetfair@gmail.com if you are interested in donating an item listed below.

  • Generator
  • Sound system
  • 600+ feet of thin rope
  • 50 pet bowls
  • Crayons for used by children attending the fair. Possibly 30 boxes.
  • Cases of water/snacks for volunteers

Thank you for helping us reach our goal. The more people we can reach, the more we can make a difference in the thousands of animals who enter the shelter ever year. Let’s make a change in the lives of animals in Los Angeles County.