SCARSDALE, N.Y. – D’Errico Jewelry went to the dogs on Thursday, April 24, in Scarsdale, as it teamed with Elmsford-based Pets Alive for an adoption fair supporting pet rescue.
An animal-themed weekend at the jewelry store kicked off on Thursday as dogs Opie and Thor, Gobbles the rabbit and Anna, a cat, were the featured guests at a small gala to promote pet rescue in the county.
For the rest of the weekend, D’Errico Jewelry will host a trunk show featuring one of the world’s leading pet charm manufacturers, Meche. Meche’s pieces range from customizable, enameled pet charms to diamonds cut into the shape of an animals head worth an estimated $16,000.
D’Erricos will also have a pet psychic, Catherine Ferguson, on hand to do readings for anyone who buys a charm from Meche. There will be raffles at the conclusion of each night.
Lisa Bonanno, the public relations manager for the SPCA of Westchester County, said that the adoption fair and trunk show are mutually beneficial to both the business and pet rescue organizations.
“This is a unique and special event that will both generate resources and draw attention to the needs of homeless pets in Westchester,” she said in a statement. “It’s a sign of (founder Richie) D’Errico’s creativity and generosity that they came up with this event.”
The event comes at a perfect time for Pets Alive, which was suddenly forced to evacuate its Elmsford shelter last month after there were issues on the property.
Donna Troiani, a volunteer who was overseeing the animals at the store on Thursday, said that Pets Alive is still waiting for a determination on whether the problem is with the shelter’s foundation, or the ground it sits on. It remains unknown whether they will have to relocate, or rebuild.
Troiani said that the most desirable animals were adopted before they were forced out of the building on March 15, but some still remain without a home and are being held in kennels in the interim.
“We definitely don’t want to relocate. We’re in a great area with all the parkways and we’re located right in the middle of the county,” she said. “We’ll know soon enough if it’s structural or the ground, and we’ll move forward from there.”