Wednesday, July 1, 2009

An American Opera - One night only in Toronto!

The documentary An American Opera - The Greatest Pet Rescue Ever is being screened in Toronto for one night only - Thursday, July 23rd - and only a limited number of tickets are available.

AN AMERICAN OPERA is a visceral, operatic vision of what happened to the people of New Orleans who were forced to evacuate without their beloved pets and the volunteers who came from all over the world to help. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, America suffered the worst domestic animal crisis in its history. Tens of thousands of animals were left to perish in neighborhoods all across the gulf when the owners were forced to evacuate without their house pets. Follow the story magically crafted by Director Tom McPhee, of the pets, vets, owners, officials, rescuers and adopters of animals as they work through the chaos to do what is right only to discover not everyone is working toward the same goal! Tom McPhee went to Gonzales, Louisiana not knowing how he would help, just knowing he needed to help somehow. He volunteered at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center and found himself spending the next four days taking more than five thousand pictures of some of the thousands of house pets rescued from flooded New Orleans. For the next 22 months Tom would continue to document this historic event as it unfolded, trying to understand where it all went wrong and how one fearless woman got it right! You can read more about the movie and see trailers at An American Opera.

Tickets for the Toronto screening can be purchased at Rescue Party Tour. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $25 for VIP which includes a meet and greet with filmmaker Tom McPhee before, a signed poster, and $10 of every VIP ticket goes to local rescues. Please use the promo code K933 in the promo code box to have the $10 portion of a $25 VIP ticket donated to Speaking of Dogs Rescue.

Hope you'll be there! I have my ticket in hand!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A segue to chompin' six-legged critters

Anyone looking for an apartment in Toronto should know about The Bedbug Registry . It looks like the local bedbug problem started in the downtown core and is moving north, with some west and east movement. Beware! It sounds like these things are harder to get rid of than roaches.