As an animal lover, rescue / shelter / animal welfare supporter and volunteer, I strongly encourage you to please help animals in need. On Sept. 27, from 6 to 10PM, at Jenny’s Steakhouse, 10160 W. 191st St., Mokena, P.A.W.S. will host is second annual Bark and Brew event to raise money to help offset the rising cost of medical care for the animals at the shelter (8301 W. 191st St., Tinley Park, IL 60487)

The ticket price is $30 and includes beer samplings from 10 area craft breweries, pizza, pasta, entertainment and raffles. The cost is $15 for nondrinkers. The breweries that will be featured are Arrowhead, 350, Badenbrau, Banging Gavel, Brickstone, Granite City, Hailstorm, Imperial Oak, Lagunitas, Pecatonica and Rock Bottom.

PAWS Tinley fundraising event

Tickets for the event can be purchased through John Greenan at (708) 228-6026 or by sending send payment to P.O. Box 542, Tinley Park, IL 60477 Attn: Bark and Brew.

If you can’t attend the event, please consider helping animals in other ways by donating money, providing items on shelter’s needed list, or volunteering with/at the shelter or fostering animals. Please support your local and national shelters, helping deserving animals in need: TLC Animal Shelter, P.A.W.S. Tinley, Will County Humane Society, South Suburban Humane Society, West Suburban Humane Society, Animal Welfare League, CASA Chicago alliance and so many more. These animals don’t deserve to be in the position they’ve been in. They deserve a caring, loving home. Adopting a pet is a win-win situation.

PAWS is celebrating its 40th year as a no-kill, humane shelter, providing an invaluable service to animals and our community. To learn more about PAWS, visit