Max's Helping Paws -5th Year Anniversary-Joint with Carmel Chamber
Max's Helping Paws Foundation, which provides financial assistance to people with pets in a health crisis, will hold a joint ribbon-cutting for its office in Carmel with the Carmel Chamber of Commerce and Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 14.
The event, set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at 26388 Carmel Rancho Lane, Suite D, in Carmel, celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Foundation, created in 2016 by Dyana Klein and her husband, veterinary internist Dr. Jonathan Fradkin, in memory of their pet, Maximillian.
“It’s a chance for the community to get to know us, to look behind the curtain to see who we are, the impact we’ve made in Monterey County see some of our stories and get to know our organization better in a more personal way,” said Dyana Klein, co-founder of the Foundation. “Here we are in this teeny office tucked away, and in the past five years we have awarded more than half-a-million dollars to people for their pets in need. We have helped more than 600 pets so we have a lot of stories to tell!”
Klein said the organization moved into the small office just before COVID hit and shut everything down, thus making it hard for the community to find it and learn about its mission. And since the Foundation helps pets in all of Monterey County, she felt that having a joint ribbon-cutting event would help spread the word.
The event will feature music, appetizers and wines and other beverages, a raffle and a chance to meet the staff, board members and volunteers. The mayors of Monterey and Carmel will be in attendance. The ribbon-cutting is set for 5:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information on Max's Helping Paws Foundation, call (831) 704-6473 or go to www.maxshelpingpaws.org.