Paws & Pints party at La Jolla Brewing Co. nets $7,000 for Friends of County Animal Shelters

FOCAS co-founder Peggy Howell’s daughter Ruth and Jim Silveira, president and CEO of FOCAS

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Photo by Ashley Mackin

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The inaugural Paws & Pints fundraiser, held at La Jolla Brewing Co. May 15, 2014 garnered about $7,000 for Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS). The proceeds were donated in the name of Peggy Howell, a FOCAS co-founder who passed away in 2013. Howell’s granddaughter Emily said that on the night Peggy died, the hospice nurse told her she had had a FOCAS dog for 12 years. “We told her to tell Ama (the name Peggy’s grandchildren call her), and she went over and took her hand and told her, crying,” Emily said. “That was when I realized what a gift it is to know that one’s life mattered. How many of us, at the end of our lives, get to know that what we did mattered?”

Ashley Mackin

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