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Pati Wilson-Crimmins and her faithful pooch, Blackie, hang out Monday at the Stock Island Marina Village dog park. Photo by Rob O'Neil
Pati Wilson-Crimmins and her faithful pooch, Blackie, hang out Monday at the Stock Island Marina Village dog park. Photo by Rob O’Neil

On Sunday April 17th there will be a Benefit For Blackie held at Grunts on Caroline St. starting at 3pm and will continue through the night.

Blackie has been the light of Pati “Le Hat” Crimmins life since she rescued him in March ’04 as a silly 4 year old black lab-mix.

He has been recently diagnosed with nasal transitional carcinoma. To date, his medical expenses have totaled more than $2500 and mounting. His treatment will continue and the cost of long term care is undetermined. Dr Butch Waddell and the staff at Lower Keys Animal Clinic along with Dr Doug Mader, Dr Julie Blumer and Dr Gerry Diethelm at Marathon Veterinary Hospital have teamed up to insure that Blackie gets the best science and holistics possible.

Ben Solove from “the X” will be emcee to a potpourri of Key West musicians including, but not limited to, Larry Smith, Christine Cordone, Peppy Pabon, Greg G-Man Shanle, Richie Chiavolino, Bubba System, Jerry Thees, Caffeine Carl, Anthony Mario Picone, Ross Brown, Ric Arra and Lady A, Adrienne Z, Gina Mazerati, Tony Roberts, Alphonse, Fantasy Fest Queen Jodyrae Campbell, Rick Boetter, Mary Spear, Duane Bongo D Robert Douglas and Peter Diamond

Raffle prizes and silent auction items include a Vacation in Panama, Round Trip on the Key West Express, art, coffee table books,all sorts of cd’s, doggie treats from Kermit’s Key Lime Shoppe, sailing with Danger Charters, Spirit of Independence and various trips with Fury, Sunset Watersports and Barefoot Billy. There will be gift certificates and food provided by a whole assortment of Key West’s best restaurants and watering holes.

For more information regarding the event or donations please contact Pati at 305-304-4910 or paticnkw@hotmail.com

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