Karen Banda is one of many volunteers at Bloomfield’s John A. Bukowski Animal Shelter, busy preparing for the shelter’s first Tricky Tray fundraiser slated for Friday, November 5, at Essex Manor.
Monies raised at the fundraiser will help cover veterinary bills that, for whatever reason, the township can’t or won’t cover. Funds will also be used to help get unadoptable animals into sanctuaries, which usually request donations for each animal they take.
The benefit has since sold out but money and gift donations for the Tricky Tray have been pouring in from animal lovers and local businesses. Nothing prepared the shelter, however, for the letter and $200 check that committee chair Bonnie Taboadella received from Titillations, a go-go bar on Willow Street.
“The letter said they sat around laughing, thinking about sending gift certificates for lap dances,” Banda said. “The letter went on to say that they’re all animal lovers so as far as I’m concerned, it’s a good presence in Bloomfield.”
Perhaps they meant this: Lab Dance
You can still donate money and/or raffle prizes and to the fundraiser. Please send them to NTNN/BAS Animal Support Fund, 1360 Clifton Avenue #321, Clifton, NJ 07012. Checks should be made payable to NTNN Animal Support Fund.