‘Pawsitivity Beer’ to benefit animals
Ale for animals
Four North Side breweries are selling “Pawsitivity Beer” next week to benefit critters at Humane Animal Rescue.
Pawsitivity Pint Nights will be held Monday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Here’s the schedule: Monday at Rivertowne Brewing, 337 North Shore Drive; Tuesday at Southern Tier Brewing, 316 North Shore Drive; Wednesday at Allegheny City Brewing, 507 Foreland St.; Thursday at Spring Hill Brewing, 1958 Varley St.
Pawsitivity is a “peach wheat with white tea ale,” according to the news release.
Dog safety classes
Aunt Penny’s Pet Services is offering free Dog Safety Matters classes “for everyone who owns or encounters dogs,” including volunteers at shelters and rescues. Teachers will address expectations of newly acquired dogs, safety protocols, transporting rescue dogs, red flags in behavior, defusing threatening dogs and how to defend yourself.
The classes are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Courthouse Square Building, Washington, Pa.; 2-4 p.m. May 7 at Norwin Public Library in Irwin; and 6-8 p.m. May 17 at the Hampton Library.
The classes are free but you must register at www.myauntpenny.com or 724-515-7790.
Hello Bully gala
Hello Bully’s ninth annual Lovers Not Fighters Gala is next Saturday at 7 p.m. at The Wintergarden at PPG, Downtown.
Since 2005, the nonprofit organization has been working “to rescue, rehabilitate and repair the reputation of the American pit bull terrier.” Hello Bully also offers spay and neuter programs in underserved communities.
Cocktail attire is the dress code, and that means dress shirts, ties and jackets for the guys. No jeans and no dogs, either.
Go to www.hellobully.com/ hello-bully-gala for information and tickets — $60 general admission or $125 VIP, which includes two drinks. There will be vegetarian and vegan hors d’oeuvres and desserts, a cash bar, auctions and raffle baskets.
A Scrap the Trap Wildlife Art Installation is on display through the end of the month at Biddle’s Escape, 401 Biddle Ave., Wilkinsburg (15221). The coffee shop is pet-friendly and sells coffee, tea, “artifacts” and food, including vegan and gluten-free items.
Next Saturday from 6-9 p.m., the shop will have a kidfriendly party “to celebrate the progress of the Scrap the Trap campaign,” according to the news release. The campaign aims to persaude Pittsburgh officials to stop handing out free traps to catch raccoons and other wild animals that are then killed.
A $5 donation is suggested and includes snacks, beverages, bluegrass music and animal art for sale. Tables will be set up where children and adults can create “critter-themed” post cards to send to Pittsburgh City Council.