Pancake breakfast a sweet success

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On Sunday, more than 300 members of our community shared their morning at the Posse Lodge for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to benefit Friends of the Shelter.
They were also treated to a doggy-kissing booth for smooches and handshakes.
Many thanks to Peggy Sullivan and her husband for providing the booth and such an enthusiastic crew of canines!
Thanks also go to Sylvia Hush who coordinated a mobile adoption, which showcased some of our shelter dogs, who were able to enjoy a gorgeous spring morning outside getting lots of attention and head pats.
We had several donated Silent Auction items; two pet-themed gift baskets donated by Zena Thomas, a personalized and hand-painted pet bowl donated by Josephine Boyer of Sonshine Art, two tote bags donated by Mike Luna of Custom Cruisers Embroidery.
Always a friend and supporter of our shelter, Don Taylor’s Photography raffled off a16X20 pet portrait, which raised $400 for FOS.
Josephine Boyer provided kids and kids-at-heart, with glitter tattoos and face-painting. (At least two cats were spotted running around amongst all the canines at the Lodge).
A big thank you to all the shelter volunteers who worked during the breakfast to help make this a successful endeavor for the second year in a row.
But the biggest, loudest shout-out goes to the Posse Lodge for allowing us this opportunity to fundraise and to their many volunteers who spent the entire morning over hot griddles and running circles around one another in the kitchen to get the food out in a timely manner. For without them this could not have been the great success it was.
And last but not least, to the community who showed once again why Los Alamos is such a caring community.
Each and every penny we raised will go to help the animals in Northern New Mexico with low-cost spay and neuter clinics, emergency medical funds for animals whose owners may not be able to afford it, and for shelter animals to receive specialized medical care if needed to make them adoptable.
The animals were certainly the biggest winners of the morning.
Kathy Clifford
Friends of the Shelter
Los Alamos