Jun 16, 2009

Saturday benefit for Jack the Stoner Dog

From the Press Release:
The BottleNeck Lounge will host a benefit for Jack “The Stoner Dog” on Saturday, June 20th from 4:30 to 8:30 PM. Proceeds will be used to defray the $1500 vet bill incurred by a Seattle couple when their dog inadvertently sniffed out – and ate – a harvested marijuana stash hidden in a wooded section of Seattle’s Seward Park.

As reported by The Stranger, Jen Waddell says she was walking her dog, Jack – a black/lab Dalmatian mix—in Seward Park on May 17th when he ran off into the woods. Three hours later…Jack couldn’t walk, his eyes were unfocused and hazy and he was kind of paranoid.” As Jen further explained to King 5 TV, Jack “was jus stoned.”

Jack survived the ordeal but the Waddell’s, who are expecting their first baby within weeks, incurred a whopping $1500 vet bill. As The New York Times reports, “Waddell told police about the drugs and joked they could borrow Jack to find them if they paid the $1.500 vet bill.” At present, the Seattle Police Dept. has not accepted the Waddell’s invitation – but The BottleNeck Lounge is stepping in to help raise money to pay the bill.

Jack’s story has been featured in the media throughout the world, including The Huffington Post, KING 5 News, KOM 4 News, The New York Times, CNN, and The Chicago Tribune. The dog’s rise to fame, however, began when he was featured on The Hair of the Dog Drink Menu at The BottleNeck Lounge in 2007. His drink, The Blue Eyed Angel, was an instant hit.

100% of the suggested donation will be applied to Jack’s vet bill. In addition, the bar will feature his cocktail, The Blue Eyed Angel, during the event and drink proceeds will also be given to the Waddell’s. Door prizes have been donated by local businesses, brownies will be served, and a celebrity appearance is rumored. The BottleNeck Lounge is a 21+ venue.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that is so funny. I can't believe how much press this has received. You can even order the CNN headline on a t-shirt http://bit.ly/B28Uc