The Animal Service League, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that matches adoptable cats, dogs and small pets with loving homes, will host its second annual holiday open house, Tails and Tinsel, from noon to 5 p.m. on Dec. 9 at its facility, 10 Dubelbeiss Lane, Irondequoit.
The event features opportunities to tour the shelter, meet the adoptable animals and complete adoption applications; and greet Animal Service League staff, volunteers and board members. Special guests include the Wildlife Educators Coalition and their exotics, PetSaver Healthy Pet Superstores and Doorbell Vet.
Attendees will enjoy complimentary food and beverages, raffles and an opportunity to purchase merchandise. For each item that any guest brings to the open house from the wish list, they will receive one free raffle ticket toward any raffle basket of their choice. The wish list items are a six-pack of paper towel, a gallon size of bleach, a gallon size of HE laundry detergent, a small package of LUVS size 2 diapers and a two-quart bottle of Dawn dish soap. Proceeds benefit the Animal Service League.
The ASL giving tree holds an ornament for each cat in the shelter. Guests are welcome to take an ornament from the tree for the cat in the shelter they want to sponsor by making a monetary or tangible gift donation — wet food, toys, pet beds, blankets, etc. Interested participants can sponsor an adoptable cat this holiday season even if they cannot make it to the event.
Those who adopt are bringing a health-checked, vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered pet into their home. In addition to this event, opportunities to meet adoptable animals are available by appointment at the shelter where volunteers can assist guests in finding the perfect companion. Visit and to see a list of adoptable animals. An online adoption application is available, which all adopters must complete to be considered.
Monetary donations and donations of wish list items are welcome. For more information about the Animal Service League or about making a donation, email or call (585) 342-6099.