2014 Fiesta Medal Art Unveiling Party Sunday, February 23, 2-4 pm

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Tabby kitten

Jaime was thrilled to find out he was chosen as this year’s cat medal model. Nearly dead when rescued in the neighborhood, this photo was taken halfway through his recovery.

UPDATE March 21, 2014: The medals are in! You can purchase them now in our Fiesta Medal Shop. Fast shipping!

Be the first to see the artwork for the 2014 Cannoli Fund Fiesta medals at the Unveiling Party on Sunday, February 23! This year’s medals feature a kitten and a senior dog whose lives were saved thanks to the Cannolicare program.

The kitten, named Jaime, was found sitting in a puddle on Probandt Street on the edge of King William. He was severely emaciated, extremely ill, covered with fleas, and shivering. Nearly dead, Jaime was rushed to the vet and was then nursed back to health by a foster family. He has grown up to be a very spunky cat with a huge personality and now lives very happily in Houston.

The dog model is Viola, a senior girl who was coaxed out from under a portable classroom at Brackenridge High School. Viola had part of her former tie-out cord hanging from her collar and it is suspected that she spent most of her life tied outside. After some fattening up, dental work, twice daily walks, and lots of love and attention, Viola has spent the last more than two years living a life most dogs dream of, just a block from where she was rescued.

The party is Sunday, February 23, 2 – 4 pm at La Tuna Grill. Pre-orders will be taken with medals arriving in mid-March. Partygoers will also have the opportunity to purchase some of the few remaining medals from previous years. All money raised from the sale of medals goes to support the mission of The Cannoli Fund, which serves animals in the King William and Lavaca neighborhoods.

Viola, a senior dog rescued by The Cannoli Fund

Viola can’t wait for her big debut at the 2014 Medal Unveiling Party!

There will also be a raffle at the party to include items from Blue Star Brewing Company, The King William Fair, Lucy’s Doggy Daycare and Spa, Madhatter’s Tea House and Cafe, Olmos Pharmacy, Pig Liquors, The Popcorn Place, Rosario’s, Scout Dog Collars, Stella Public House, Stonebridge Stained Glass, The Witte Museum, 22 Salon and Spa, Villa Finale, Zocca Cuisine D’Italia, and more. Additionally, friends of The Cannoli Fund have donated to the raffle 8 admission passes for The San Antonio Botanical Gardens as well as a Dooney and Bourke watch. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 15 tickets for $10. Also a big thank you to Clothesline Cleaners for their sponsorship of this event. Don’t miss it!

La Tuna Grill is a dog and kid-friendly Southtown business.

To order The Cannoli Fund’s Fiesta medals online, visit our medal shop.