Tree House Humane Society Lights of Love may be my very favorite event at any shelter. Hundreds attend to honor pets and people who are remembered with a candle....and a honored with a Christmas light. In all, thousands of lights are aglow. It's beautiful. It's touching.
The event is December 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the shelter's Uptown branch, 1212 W. Carmen Ave. (just west of Broadway and South of Montrose Ave.) Free parking just north of the shelter, 5031 N. Broadway (east side of street).
The event includes baked goods and shelter tours. And there will be a silent auction.
There's a suggested $5 donation, and a donation of pet food for the Tree House Pet Food Pantry.
At 6 p.m. the poem, The Rainbow Bridge will be reader. For nearly each I've been honored to read The Rainbow Bridge and emcee the festivities, held mostly inside a giant heated tent as well as inside the shelter. This year, I'm speaking at conference - but sure hope you attend.
Here are some images of past Lights of Love events, hopefully giving you the idea of - the love that is felt for all those who share at Lights of Love.
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