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V Burger Eatery to host ‘Tattoos & Rescues’ photo fundraiser benefiting Long Beach Animal Care Services

V Burger in Long Beach will hold a photo op fundraiser for Tatoos and Rescues. Courtesy photo.
V Burger in Long Beach will hold a photo op fundraiser for Tatoos and Rescues. Courtesy photo.

Calling all rescue dogs big and small, mutts and pure breeds! Long Beach’s V Burger vegan eatery is hosting a Tattoos & Rescues fundraiser May 20 benefiting Long Beach Animal Care Services, organizers announced today.

Organized by Long Beach Food & Beverage, V Burger will arrange for local tattooed pet parents and their rescue dogs to be professionally photographed by local photographer Richard H. Grant for a $20 donation on May 20, time frames 10am – Noon and 2 – 4pm. Appointments are recommended but every effort will be made to accommodate walk-ins. Those photographed will receive a place on the wall inside the eatery to be unveiled at a later date, as well as a print of their own to take home once printed.

“Un-inked” pet parents are also welcome to be photographed with their rescue pups.

Adding to the fun will be an appearance by the Long Beach Animal Care Services ‘Adoption Waggin’’, where guests can meet and greet several of the dogs available for adoption and hopefully commit to giving one a loving forever home.

“We’ve always known that Long Beach loves their dogs, and V Burger being 100% vegan and an advocate of all animal rights and no-kill shelters, has always welcomed dogs to join their owners on our dog friendly patio”, stated V Burger proprietors Alex and Paula Armstrong in a joint statement. “With our own rescue dogs Jax and Cooper, along with being tattoo lovers ourselves, we thought this was a fun way to show our appreciation for other inked rescue dog owners by including them on our portrait wall.”

“We were excited that V Burger chose us as the beneficiary of their ‘Tattoos & Rescues’ initiative”, added Staycee Dain, Animal Services Director, City of Long Beach. “We hope to get some of our dogs adopted out to forever homes that day as well.”

Pet parents can simply make an appointment HERE and donating their $20 to hold their time. For more information about “Tattoos & Rescues’ contact Terri Henry at [email protected] or call (562) 572-4770.

About V Burger

Opened in 2020 and located in Long Beach, V Burger is a 100% plant-based eatery featuring burgers, sausage dogs, shakes and fries and promotes an alternative to meat burgers without losing out on taste. V Burger is located at 420 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach. For more information, visit www.thevburger.com or call (562) 588-9073.