Recipes Needed for New Fundraising Cookbook to Benefit

• Renowned New York designers Alex Papachristidis and Fruzsina Keehn, their treasured pooches and favorite recipes to be featured!
• 100% of proceeds will be dedicated to aiding animals and licensed animal rescue groups to offset veterinary expenses.
• Community members, businesses, chefs, home cooks, foodies, and pet lovers are invited to contribute to the cookbook

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., February 12, 2013 –™, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness to assist licensed, nonprofit animal rescues with veterinary care, kicked-off its “Kitchen Rescues, A Recipe Book People and Their Pets” campaign and announced that renowned New York designers Alex Papachristidis and Fruzsina Keehn, along with their treasured pooches and favorite recipes, have committed to participate in the project. Mr. Papachristidis has been making headlines for his recently released and highly acclaimed book, “The Age Of Elegance: Interiors by Alex Papachristidis.”

“Kitchen Rescues is a unique opportunity for businesses and individuals to publish their recipes, gain visibility and most important, enable licensed rescues to save more animals by helping defray exorbitant veterinary expenses,” said Beth Pattee, Co-founder of “We are actively seeking participants, their recipes and photos of their beloved animals locally and from across the country.”

This unique cookbook, catering to people and their pets, will include hundreds of recipes for human consumption and a section dedicated to pets. Kitchen Rescues will include at least 10 sections on everything from appetizers to desserts, as well as pet poetry, animal resources, famous quotations and sayings in lieu of weights and measures. The sections will be divided by heavy stock divider pages with each side featuring full-color photos of people and their pets taken by local photographers. Those purchasing divider pages will also receive a copy of the professional photo for their personal use. The recipe pages will feature a photo, caption, and recipe provided by those purchasing each page.

“We believe rescue groups and rescued animals deserve access to quality veterinary care at low or no cost to them,” said Beth Pattee, co-founder of “This cookbook, our major fundraiser for 2013, will provide critical funds for rescues enabling them to save more animals from euthanasia. In addition, it’s an opportunity to share stories of “Healing At Both Ends Of The Leash™”, where people and their pets have rescued each other and their rescue communities.”

Community members, businesses, chefs, home cooks, foodies, and pet lovers are invited to participate in the Kitchen Rescues by purchasing one or more recipe pages, divider pages, full-color covers, or advertisements of various sizes. A limited number of chapters are available to businesses, organizations or individual groups. In addition, pre-orders for the cookbook, which should be available in October 2013 are now being accepted. 100 percent of the funds raised by this book will benefit animals. To participate, contact™ started in 2012 to raise awareness and funds for licensed, nonprofit animal rescues in order to help offset the financial hardships most currently endure due to overwhelming veterinary expenses. Today, every 1.5 seconds a homeless animal’s life is terminated in a shelter. Fortunately, there is an army of benevolent rescue organizations that are on the front lines battling every day in an effort to positively change these numbers.
The challenge these rescues face is the exorbitant cost of medical care for these abandoned animals. In fact, these expenses drain more than 50% of a rescue’s operating budget. Since most of these rescues rely solely on limited resources, compassionate community volunteers, and charitable donations, these costs have a staggering impact on a rescue’s ability to save more animals in need. is determined to change this situation by raising awareness and funds to offset these costs, and ultimately, to create nonprofit teaching veterinary clinics that offer low or no-cost veterinary care to licensed, nonprofit rescues. To make a donation or for more information, visit and click on our Contact Page, or like us on Facebook,