Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick or Treat meets Adoptable Dogs

Michelle Riggi is devoted to animal welfare. She loves dogs. She must--she has more than 30.
She also loves Halloween.
She also happens to own an opulent stone mansion in Saratoga Springs, just 30 miles north of where I live. The socialite and philanthropist's home is decorated with banners, autumn wreaths, and thousands of pumpkins.

Photo credit: John Carl D'Annibale, from the Albany Times Union

Michelle doesn't discourage trick or treaters....she dresses up as Cinderella,  welcomes them to her home, offers them donuts, cider and full size chocolate bars--some with a $100 bill hidden inside the wrapper.
This year Riggi's Halloween festivities will include representatives from Saratoga County Animal Shelter and the group Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist, allowing trick or treaters to meet and potentially adopt homeless animals. Michelle Riggi is well-known for championing animal causes, and has adopted many of her chihuahuas and other small dogs.

Photo credit: John Carl D'Annibale, from the Albany Times Union 

Happy Halloween!!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, she must have a line backed up down the driveway (probably adults too!) if she hides the occasional $100 bill! Great decorations! And hooray for helping the pups.


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