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Good ol' family fun: Pet Adoption benefit at Nervous Nellie's Saturday

April 4, 2013
Melissa Schneider - Editor ( , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Founders and volunteers of a local pet rescue

organization are excited to announce the first of

a hopefully annual all-day fund-raiser for the

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The volunteers and founders of the Find a Home Give a Home pet rescue are proud to offer their first big benefit at Nervous Nellie’s Saturday, April 6. Pet adoptions will be also available. Photo courtesy ISABELLE WELLS.

Find a Home, Give a Home pet adoption group,

Saturday, April 6, from noon to 7 p.m., hosted by

Nervous Nellie's Waterfront Eatery, 1131 1st St.

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Isabelle Wells, co-founder of the local, non-profit pet

rescue group, along with Pam Schwartz, is excited to welcome

the public to their first big benefit.

"We are so excited to be having our

first big benefit at Nervous Nellie's

April 6, to benefit the Fort Myers

Beach homeless pets," she said.

"There is no admission, and it's fun for

the whole family!"

During the benefit, enjoy live

music, face-painters, clowns,

pirates, magic and illusion acts,

raffles, 50/50s, and more plus

get to meet great dogs, cats,

puppies and kittens available

for affordable adoption

with the group, as

well as the many volunteers that help with

the rescue. And be sure to bring your furry

four-legged pals to compete in the pet costume

contest by the fountain.

Live music will be heard from Estero's

Southern Classic Rock Band and the Rebel

Monkeys, along with some good ol' contemporary

classic rock from the group In Recess, with

guest singer SandySkies.

The schedule that day is as follows:

Noon: Pet costume contest around the fountain. Be sure

to bring your furry and feathered friends and win a prize.

1 p.m.: The Amazing Kyle Storm will take

the stage with his amazing levitation act

(great for children), with a second evening

show. Enjoy the wandering pirates, facepainters,

colorful balloon animal creature creators

and the wonderful card-bending

Magic Frank, with an evening show, as


"We will be handing out free

giveaways throughout the benefit,

as well as offering 50/50s, a

revolving raffle with prizes

given out all day, and a silent

auction," Isabelle said. "Prizes range from

half-day fishing trips, hotel stays and spa

treatments to gift certificates from local

restaurants, great gift baskets full of wonderful prizes, jewelry,

artwork and much more."

Isabelle also said the Find a Home, Give a Home Pet

Rescue organization will be offering super adoption deals

that day, and all are tax-deductible, with 100 percent of the

contributions going toward helping with care of the animals,

including veterinarian costs, professional training,

food, daily care, etc.

"We want to give a big thank-you to Rob DeGennaro and

the staff of Nervous Nellie's, our silent auction and raffle

prize donors, to all the volunteers and artists, Vanessa at

Wink TV, Lindsay Downey at the News Press and Melissa

Schneider at the Beach Bulletin for supporting us since the

beginning," Isabelle kindly stated. "Please come out and

have fun with us Saturday, April 6, at Nervous Nellie's.

Aside from having a great time, you might just meet your

next four-legged best friend. If, for whatever reason, you

can't make it to the event, please Share our Facebook event

with your friends and spread the word about this great benefit

for a great cause."

About Find a Home, Give a Home

The Find a Home, Give a Home Pet Rescue Organization

is a 501-c3 non-profit group dedicated to rescuing lost or

abandoned animals found around the Fort Myers Beach

area. What began as a small group, fronted by two island

Realtors who handled it in their spare time has blossomed

into a fantastic organization that has found homes (both

adopted and returned to their rightful owners) for hundreds

of animals since its inception just a couple of years ago.

Several island businesses regularly contribute to the

group whether they're hosting a benefit for them, donating

gifts for the many raffles, offering services to the volunteers

while they're holding fund-raisers in the hot sun, or all

of the above.

If interested in becoming a volunteer, to find out how you

can help the local group, or to see a list of pets currently

available for adoption, feel free to visit or call Isabelle, 281-0739.

Also, be sure to flip back to page 18 for the foundation's

weekly Pet Pals column in this issue of the Beach Bulletin,

highlighting a few of the many pets available for adoption

through the foundation.



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