$1 for every vote cast will be donated to the Ten Lives Club and the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter.
BUFFALO, NY — For the second year in a row, Resurgence Brewing Co. is partnering with local animal shelters to raise money and put cute animals on beer cans.
On Tuesday, Resurgence announced the winning pets and total funds raised during the voting period.
Resurgence has teamed up with the Ten Lives Club and the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter to find the best dog and cat to feature on a beer can. The community votes for the best animal and $1 from every vote cast is donated to the two animal shelters.
This year’s winner for the dog category is Sven. Sven is a WNY Heroes service dog who was also last year’s champion. Sven received 9,877 votes.
The cat category winner is Jameson, who is a mostly blind cat adopted by the Niagara SPCA. Jameson won with 2,700 votes.
A total of $48,185 was raised for the Ten Lives Club and the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter.
Sven and Jameson had a free photoshoot and personal backstage tour of Highmark Stadium.
Jason Dent, Sven’s owner, says being part of the experience two years in a row has been amazing.
“The Resurgence to the Rescue Photo Contest has raised awareness of the Pawsitive for Heroes program and the relationships it has built along the way. We have won many sponsors, veterans learning about service dogs and friends. Helping CBAS and Ten Lives Club hit home because we have an adopted dog and cat,” Dent said.
“Our shelter dog is part of the pack and I don’t know what Sven would be without her, but when we first saw her at the shelter she was so innocent and scared…she had to coming home with us. We also don’t know where we would be without our cat who was the first in the group. Being able to help raise funds for these organizations has been great. Everyone should be able to feel the love that “a dog or a cat can bring. I can spend every day with my best friend and others should be able to experience it too.”
Sarah Palkowski rescued Jameson and his brother after they were nearly euthanized at 3 weeks old due to serious health issues. A volunteer from the shelter intervened to treat the couple.
“Jameson is an inspiration, even with his disabilities, he shows that rescued animals can live their best lives with a good home and loving family. Jameson may be flawed, but his story isn’t just about rescues No one, animal or human, should be ashamed or judged because of a physical defect,” Palkowski said.
A launch party for “Jameson’s Summer Ale” and “Sven’s Session IPA” will take place on Sunday, July 10 at Resurgence. More information about the event is available on Facebook.