On Friday, February 12, 2021, the Cape Coral Animal Shelter will be hosting the first PJ’s and Paws—A Night at the Shelter to benefit the animals.
This SUPER FUN PAJAMA PARTY will feature 15 local “celebrities” or “representatives” of local businesses who will dress in their finest pajamas and spend the night with the animals of the Cape Coral Animal Shelter. Participants will be matched with one of our resident canines or assigned to one of our cat manors and are encouraged to decorate their “suite” to impress their “date.” The human can read, sing, take them for a walk, play, or just spend time together. At the end of the night, when all is quiet, humans can cuddle up and spend the night or tuck them in to dream of their forever home.
Each will be working toward a goal of raising a minimum of $2,000 through their networks and social media with a goal of raising $30,000 to support the lifesaving work we are doing at the shelter. There will be prizes for the most money raised by a celebrity/company, best pajamas, and most creative room decoration. Throughout the event, there will be Facebook live check ins and each business/celebrity participating will get a chance to shine in their Pj’s and show off their “date” for the evening.
“This year has been difficult for so many non-profits and Cape Coral Animal Shelter has had its share of challenges” said Liz McCauley, Executive Director.
“Since most of our fundraisers have been cancelled or postponed, we have had to find creative ways to raise much needed funds while still being able to social distance. We believe PJ’s & Paws is a fun way to raise money and awareness for our adoptable animals. And, if you have been to our shelter, you know—our dog suites and cat manors are so comfy and relaxing. Who wouldn’t want to cuddle up with our residents and take a nap?”
“Celebrities” participating include:
- Amy J. Hanna-Eckenrode, Breeze Newspapers/Hampton Manor of Cape Coral
- Barbara “Sadie” German, 96.9 Wink FM
- Chelsea Castoria, CONRIC pr + marketing
- Cindi Infiesto, Exit Select Realty
- Donna Germain, Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral
- Dr. Cecilia Fisher, Cape Coral Pet Vet
- Gloria Tate, Raso Realty
- Heather Mazurkiewicz and Mia, North Collier Fire Department
- Jessica Walker, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright and Company, P.A.
- JoAnn Elardo, Wicked Dolphin
- Megan Davis DVM, Viscaya Prado Veterinary Hospital
- Meghan Schuman Richardson, DVM, Paws on Point
- Paige Sheatzley, Florida Veterinary Referral Center & Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology
- Stephanie Ramos, Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology
- Shelly Walton, Back Streets Sports Bar
- Sergeant Rich Castellon, Deputy Dogs, Lee County Sheriff’s Office
For more information, please see our website at www.capecoralanimalshelter.com