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Invitation for Sponsoring the 2013 Animal Adoption Fair


2012 was a great year for animals in South Florida. New shelters have been approved and some are being built. The “Pet Trust” was passed by Dade county voters, and hopefully will come up to Broward and WPB counties soon. Plus our second annual “Animal Adoption Fair” was a great success. We filled the venue with 100 exhibitors, over 5,000 people, and over 200 animals adopted on the day!

We had lots of people shopping and roaming for pets and all the things that go with them! Some were original and quite unique…

And some were there looking for forever homes, just what you expected…

We have again booked the “War Memorial Auditorium” for Aug 25th, 2013 for the 3rd Annual “Animal Adoption Fair”. With your help this one will be even bigger and better than last year, and I’d like to get at least 300 animals adopted out this year as our goal! We are the only event that gives FREE spaces to 501c3 shelter/rescues and with your support we can keep that an ongoing tradition…

We have endeavored to make the nicest event without a lot of the frills that waste money. I like to get the best bang for my buck, and am used to working on a shoestring budget. I also manage to get good media coverage and the main sponsors get good exposure and have prime places on our programs, banners, flyers, and etc. We are looking for one sponsor to donate $1500 for our annual “Animal Crusaders Award”, where you will have your name on the check at the award ceremony, and on the plaque given to the recipient. They in turn, donate that money to their favorite animal charity. You will also receive a half page ad in our program this year reaching hopefully over 10,000 people on the day.

So far we haven’t had a “Main” sponsor, that is, someone to put up $5000 and have the event named after them. The 3rd annual (insert your name) Animal Adoption Fair. This sponsorship, and only one is offered, means your name is on EVERYTHING! You’ll be right at the top. You also will receive:

  • Choice of booth space(s) and placement at the event.
  • Anytime the event is mentioned in the media your name will be there too.
  • Mentions throughout the day at the event from the stage.
  • Logo and link back to your site on our website.
  • A full page ad in our program and website.
  • Receipt and Thank you letter for your tax-deductible donation.

Your donation will be used directly to cover costs of the venue, and is needed!

Other sponsor positions are available. We have the “Regular sponsorship” for a total cost of $1500 which includes:

  • Your logo on all printed materials.
  • You get listed with your logo on our website with a link to your website.
  • A booth space at the event with 1st choice on available spaces.
  • A ¼ page ad in our program and website.
  • A promo and mention of your spot from onstage during the event itself.
  • Receipt and Thank you letter for your tax-deductible donation.

We also have a “Patron” category for $500 available too. This includes:

  • You get listed with your logo on our website with a link to your website.
  • You get your logo on our program.
  • A 1/8 page (business card size) in our program and website.
  • A booth space at the event
  • Receipt and Thank you letter for your tax-deductible donation.

There is one more important area that needs funding. In order to entice people to the event last year I had to buy the “Parking” on the day from the city so that visitors on the day coming to a free event didn’t have to pay $6/car to park. This was a major out of pocket expense, and this year it would be nice if a corporate entity or generous benefactor would step up and cover this. The cost is $2500 and includes the attendants and security on the day. This would also include:

  • Your logo on all printed materials
  • Your logo on our website with a link back to your site.
  • A ½ page ad in our program and website
  • 2 promo mentions from the stage during the event.
  • A booth space at the event with your 1st pick on available spaces.
  • Receipt and Thank you letter for your tax-deductible donation.

Another Way you can participate is by donating for Ad space in our program.

The examples on the back page of last year’s program are all ¼ page ads.

Ad sizes and suggested donations are as follows:

  • 1/8 page (business card size) ———————$150.00 donation
  • ¼ page size ——————————————–$250.00 donation
  • ½ page size ——————————————–$400.00 donation
  • Full page ———————————————–$750.00 donation
  • All ad money goes to paying for the cost of the programs for this non-profit event, and will be considered a donation for tax purposes and will come with a receipt and Thank you letter as well.

The animals, adoption fair staff, and I thank you for your help and your support. With you we can make this the biggest animal charity event in all of Florida.

Yours for a better world



Brook Katz – organizer





The Pet Health Guru will be at the Pet Health Cafe booth at the 3rd Annual Animal Adoption Fair! Also look for Fiesta Pet Deli and Lone Pine Rescue booths.

AdoptionFairAd2smallThis is a fully charitable event funded by the
**silent auction**

(free booths for non-profits, free admission and parking)

Sunday, August 25, 2013, 10 AM – 6 PM
War Memorial Auditorium
800 NE 8th St
(south of Sunrise Blvd, off of Federal Hwy)
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304

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As We See It… What Drugs Are Safe For My Pet?

Over the past several months we have been confronted with many cases of pets exhibiting a wide variety of generalized symptoms of illness that most testing cannot find the causes. The challenge of finding causes and solutions has lead us down a path opening our eyes as well as those of pet owners and their veterinarians.

 In doing a proper health check and evaluation, one must look at the whole body and everything that goes into it. This holistic approach is the only way to understand the delicate balances between the various systems of the body. Like your computer, if one small component doesn’t function properly, the whole system may not work or will simply crash. Likewise if the cells in the liver are not functioning properly, the whole body may not work or simply crash.

The area that caught our attention was the variety of different drugs that are being prescribed and the acceleration of more illness. A pet goes in for a limp. The test show nothing abnormal so drugs for pain and inflammation are prescribed. A week or so later, that same pet has an ear or urinary infection and needs another prescription. Then comes the diarrhea and vomiting with still more treatments and drugs. With all these treatments, why is this pet suffering and getting more ill?

While drug companies are required to inform us on the side effects of the drugs that are approved, most states do not require veterinarians to pass this along to you, the pets’ caregiver. As we started to look at the drugs that were being prescribed, we found several indications that are problematic.

First, the new illnesses are often listed as the side effects of the drugs prescribed. This is a problem because if you were not informed about these side effects, you can’t make the risk assessment necessary to protect your pet. You were also not instructed properly on what to do if a problem arises. We find this to be a challenge in the trust you must have in your vet and yourself as a care giver

Second, and even more distressing is what is referred to as “off label use” of drugs. We found that many of the drugs commonly prescribed are not being prescribed as approved and that most are also NOT approved for use on pets. The fact that they are not approved means that proper dosage, evaluation of adverse effect and events, and safety issues have never been addressed.

We are told to trust our doctors and veterinarians as they have been specially trained to be knowledgeable in these areas. If there is no approval, there can be no knowledge. Without the proper evaluation of these toxic drugs, all of which come with warnings, our pets are being exposed to serious risk.

The fact is we must insist on “informed consent,” meaning your prescriber must inform you of the risk and side effects of the drugs and procedures these administer, and instruct you on what you need to do if an event occurs. We must ask for options, and demand that they be knowledgeable in alternative therapies and solutions.

As we see it, we are responsible for our pet’s health and cannot allow unacceptable risks.

Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr Diane Sudduth, DVM are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL, the Pet Health Café, the Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, and co-hosts of the radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us unparallel vision and information which we pass to our clients on a daily basis. We can be reached at  or 800-940-7387.