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Charmed: Shamrock Animal Fund celebrates third year of helping CNY pet owners

Matt and Jamie Mulcahy, founders of the Shamrock Animal Fund, stand alongside their rescue dog, Bentley, inside the Rockacres Veterinary Hospital in Manlius.

Matt and Jamie Mulcahy, founders of the Shamrock Animal Fund, stand alongside their rescue dog, Bentley, inside the Rockacres Veterinary Hospital in Manlius.

— The fund has also helped more than 350 animals in previous Healthy Pet Clinics at St. Lucy’s Church. The low-cost clinics were a collaborative volunteer effort of the Central New York Animal Welfare Coalition, Cornell Shelter Medicine Program and local veterinarians. The Healthy Pet Clinics were created to help pets and their owners living in Syracuse’s near west and south side neighborhoods. More than 350 animals received vet exams, vaccinations and other treatment at the clinics.

The biggest fundraiser for the fund is coming up. Shamrock’s Celebration is used to augment the not-for-profit organization’s ability to provide veterinary care to local animals. This year the celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at King and King Architects, edge of Armory Square in Syracuse. The event will feature catering by Prime Steakhouse including a mashed potato bar, corned beef and turkey carving stations, wine and beer. Jazz musicians Grupo Pagan will entertain. The Shamrock Animal Fund will also honor outstanding CNY veterinarians.

For more information about Shamrock’s Celebration 2012 fundraiser, visit Shamrock Animal Fund online.

Additional reporting by Farah Jadran, editor of Syracuse Woman Magazine.

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