Every month the virtual animal community gathers for a party, or rather, a PawPawty – a 24 hour world-wide event that raises money for an animal related group nominated by their peers. April’s PawPawty is this weekend, starting Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. ET and continuing until 2 p.m., Sunday, April 24, and will benefit Animal House Shelter in Huntley, Ill.
The no-kill dog and cat shelter rescues 98 percent of their dogs from animal control facilities, shelter and pounds where they are typically listed as strays, and are usually scheduled to be euthanized, according to their website. Animal House Shelter takes those neglected and abused animals and rehabilitates them physically and mentally, so they can be placed with a suitable family.
During the PawPawty, you can “order” treats from the “bark tender” off their vast menu of drink and snack options, but just don’t forget to tip them. All the “tips,” secure online donations, go directly to the pawpawty charity for that month. DJs spin the latest beats, and “sekurity” is always on hand to help new pawtiers and make sure everyone is having a good time. There’s also ongoing quizzes , where attendees can win some seriously fun swag – everything from pet related toys and treats to magazine subscriptions and jewelry.
Want to join the pawty? Just log onto twitter and start tweeting. Be sure to add the hashtag #pawpawty to the end of your tweet so other pawtiers can find you.
See you at the pawty!