May 3, 1999
Genny Wenger with Ned, a 6-month-old golden retriever that the family recently adopted from Hooterville. On her left knee is a rare Britannia Bear that will be auctioned at the "Spring for Pets" auction.
Hooterville Pets Safehaus will hold its second annual benefit auction, "Spring for Pets," at the Redhook Brewery, 14300 NE 145th St. in Woodinville, on Saturday, May 8, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. There will be a vegetarian dinner, entertainment, and dancing. Jazz singer Keahi Matsui will perform with her ensemble.
Hooterville Pets Safehaus has been helping homeless animals for nine years, finding homes for thousands of dogs and cats. The auction will feature such items as gourmet cakes, dog spa vacations, a year's supply of flowers from Molbak's, tickets for Huskies, Sounders, and Seahawks games, air fare to such places as Las Vegas, and a very special rare Beanie Baby--Britannia Bear, flown in from England.
Britannia Bear has become an almost impossible to find Beanie Baby in England--let alone the United States--and has become extremely valuable. This one was found with great effort by a board member's Aunt Mary, who lives in England and attributes her success to the the pet-loving English when they heard the Hooterville story.
For tickets, starting at $45 for the evening, call Geraldine Bryant at 425-483-6918.