Thursday, August 16, 2007

Patriots Cheerleaders host "Dog Wash" 

Posted by Sasha at 5:58 PM ET

The New England Patriots Cheerleaders hosted their 3rd annual Dog Wash on Saturday. The Cheerleaders, representatives from Dellaria Salons (a major sponsor of the Pats Cheerleaders), dog handlers from the LaundroMutt, and volunteers from MSPCA-Angell (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell Animal Medical Center) spent the day washing dogs to raise money for MSPCA's Boston Animal Care & Adoption Center.

New England Patriots cheerleaders, from left, Danielle Lannon, Quinn Kingston and Julie Warner, wash Sebastian, a corgi belonging to Bob Mcaleer of Boston, in the parking lot of the MSPCA-Angell at the third annual Paw Wash.

In addition to the dog washers, several other Pats Cheerleaders were on hand in game-day uniform to pose for pictures with dogs and their owners. I bet I know which group of cheerleaders had the most fun. Probably not the ones posing for photos! Follow the links to see photos from the event on Boston.com , more from Boston.com, and WBZtv.com.

Animal lovers interested in supporting the cause can click here to make a donation to MSPCA-Angell.

Since we're talking about animals and giving, I'd also like to take this opportunity to make a pitch for my favorite charity, the Best Friends Animal Society in Angel Canyon, Utah. Best Friends is the biggest no-kill animal sanctuary in this country. At any given point in time, the sanctuary houses nearly 2,000 pets and wild animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, sheep, pigs, horses, lizards, squirrels and goodness only knows what else. Most of the animals are adopted out, but Best Friends also provides permanent homes and loving care to animals that are unlikely to be adopted due to age, illness, special needs, etc. I've visited Best Friends, and at the risk of sounding sappy, it's truly a magical place. In my opinion, it is one of the best organizations you can support, especially if you're an animal lover.

And that's all I have to say about that.
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