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In Loving memory of Jackie Hoffner: Lifelong animal lover, dedicated advocate, and caring soul

 

Best in Show – Stories from Beyond the Shelter

— A Benefit to support Berkeley Humane's Lifesaving Mission —

Friday, October 19, 2018

7:00 PM Reception | 8:00 PM Program

General Admission Tickets $75
Freight & Salvage Theater

Questions? Please email information@berkeleyhumane.org.

BEST IN SHOW TICKETS

Event tickets are available for purchase through Freight & Salvage.

 

 

Join Berkeley Humane for Best in Show - Stories from Beyond the Shelter. Hosted by Dr. Michael Krasny, of the award-winning KQED Forum, this one-show performance is a live event sharing stories of the animal companions that shape our lives with love.

 

This evening event will feature popular local authors Julie Barton and Steven Winn. Julie Barton is a local writer and New York Times bestselling author of Dog Medicine, How My Dog Saved Me from Myself. Her story captures the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, the beauty of forgiveness, and the astonishing ways animals can help heal even the most broken hearts and minds. Steven Winn is a local award-winning arts journalist, fiction writer and City Arts & Lectures interviewer. Steven's book Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of Reluctant Dog, is based on a beloved ten-part series originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

Rounding out the evening, the top entries of our pet storytelling contest will share their stories of how a dog or cat touched their lives. The contest winner will be awarded as Best in Show.

 

Tickets will be sold online and via the Freight & Salvage Theater box office. There will be a reception sponsored by Gilman Brewing Company and a silent auction before the event with all proceeds supporting Berkeley Humane.

 

BEST IN SHOW STORYTELLING CONTEST

TOPIC: HOW HAS A RESCUE DOG OR CAT IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?    

 

Tell Us Your Pet Story!
Deadline: September 21, 2018

 

Make us laugh or make us cry, but please be original, personal, and try to keep it brief!

 

Dogs and cats are part of our daily lives, but they are more than just pets. They make us laugh, keep us warm, serve as alarm clocks in the morning, and warn us of potential danger – or of a squirrel outside the window. They pull at our heartstrings, and most importantly, they teach us about unconditional love. Everybody has a story about their dog or cat, and Berkeley Humane is inviting you to tell us yours.

 

The pet stories contest is part of a new fundraising event, Best in Show – Stories from Beyond the Shelter, hosted by Dr. Michael Krasny of the award-winning KQED Forum. Contest finalists will share their stories on Friday, October 19th at the Freight & Salvage Theater in Berkeley. The contest winner will be awarded “Best in Show.” This one-show performance is a live event sharing stories of the animal companions that shape our lives with love.

 

Please read all contest rules on the attached entry forum. Thank you!

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