John and Lynn Vangalis have a huge space in their hearts for animals, and with a crew of loving pets at home it’s not hard to see how they feel when they talk about their fur-babies. Ten years ago, the couple opened Inspiration Tattoo on Chemong Rd. in Peterborough, and for the past five years they have been heading up an event which raises money for animals in need.
Pawprint Days 2019 – an event where you can choose a paw print and have it tattooed on you for charity, was held at Inspiration Tattoo from October 25-27th 2019 – with another (4th) day opened up for high demand as they had an 8-page waiting list for appointments!
John, who has been tattooing for 30+ years, did 165 tattoos over the course of the 3-day event raising $8850. 100% of these proceeds were donated to the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society this year.
LAWS is a No Kill Shelter located in Lakefield which runs with no Government funding, so they rely heavily on individuals who are able to donate, along with fundraising opportunities like Pawprint Days.
John and Lynn of Inspiration Tattoo also linked up with the Peterborough Chrysler team collecting donations on-site for their “Fill Our Trucks for LAWS” event – where donations of shelter wish list items like pet food, cleaning supplies and litter were collected in trucks provided by Peterborough Chrysler.
Cottage Country Emily participated in the event, getting a paw print tattoo of her own while supporting a great cause.
Congratulations to Inspiration Tattoo for another successful year!