Metro Pups' owners are Ossining-native Tamisha and her husband Chris Gastulu, and their one-year old daughter, Isabella. Tamisha and Chris have been working tirelessly for two months to keep the doors to their beloved small business open in the face of dwindling puppy attendance. Though Metro Pups has applied for every source of funding available, it has (unsurprisingly, given the endless backlog of applications) not received any loans to date. Faced with no alternative, in the face of accumulating rent and business expenses (i.e. electricity, phone service, maintenance), Metro Pups has been forced to shutter its doors for the month of May. Let's not allow the virus to force Metro Pups out of business forever.
As long as Metro Pups can keep its building, it can re-open when Governor Cuomo permits, allowing its clients to return to work with a safe and happy place for their puppies to play. So, though it is a nightmare for Tamisha and Chris to be forced into this position, Metro Pups is asking for financial support from its community so it can make it through the next few months. Anything you are able to spare, anything at all, will go to Metro Pups' rent and building expenses.
Tamisha and Chris have touched more lives (human and dog) than they are aware, and they are passionate and determined to pull through this nightmarish time. Let's all come together and give back to Metro Pups what they have given to Ossining. Let's save Metro Pups!
- Robin Halpern
- Allison Jirak
- Sade Tukuru
Organizer and beneficiary
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