The Cannoli Fund’s Fiesta 2014 Medal Art Unveiling Party raised over $1000 to support the organization’s mission. The event, held on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at La Tuna Grill in Southtown, featured a raffle with prizes donated by area businesses and The Cannoli Fund supporters.
The cat and dog on this year’s Fiesta medals both benefited from The Cannoli Fund’s Cannolicare program. The cat medal features Jaime, who was found as an emaciated, sick, and soaking wet kitten sitting in a puddle on Probandt, while the dog medal stars Viola, a senior girl who had been living under a portable classroom at Brackenridge High School. Both Viola and Jaime required a great deal of expensive medical care which they received thanks to The Cannoli Fund. Each medal, made of enamel and shiny silver metal, hangs from a ribbon and includes either Viola or Jaime and the message “Spay/Neuter Pets,” the central tenet of The Cannoli Fund’s mission.
Medals can be purchased for $8 in The Cannoli Fund’s Medal Shop. A few of the previous years’ The Cannoli Fund medals are also available in the online shop until they sell out! The 2014 medals will be sold locally at businesses including Clothesline Cleaners, Deerfield Animal Hospital, Lucy’s Doggy Daycare and Spa’s downtown location, Pig Liquors, The Popcorn Place, The Villa Finale Gift Shop, at Pin Pandemonium at Fiesta Fiesta and at the King William Fair. All proceeds raised from medal sales benefit the Fund’s programs for cats and dogs living in the King William and Lavaca neighborhoods.