Shamrock Animal Fund co-founder Matt Mulcahy talks about the success of the fund since 2010 and the 5th Annual Shamrock's Celebration in a lengthy interview with Amy Robbins of Ted & Amy on 93Q.  The interview aired across 4 radio stations in the Cumulus Radio group., NBC 3, CBS 5 and CW 6 aired the story of Zacky the Yorkie and his owner's quest to have his vision restored.  A partnership between Cornell University's Veterinary College, the Shamrock Animal Fund and Zacky's owners made it possible. and Post-Standard cultural reporter Katrina Tulloch profiled Shamrock's Celebration including an interview with Jamie Pomilio-Mulcahy.  She also featured honoree Dr. Cheri Capparelli.

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Read more about Shamrock's Celebration 2013 here.


2011: Dr. Kathryn McGonigle of Cornell University Veterinary Hospital, Drs. Eileen Fatcheric-Burns and Susan Behrens Losito of Fairmount Animal Hospital

2012: Dr. Nancy Freeborough of Nottingham Pet Clinic, Dr. Marco Coronado of Cazenovia

2013: Dr. Elizabeth Berliner of Cornell University's Shelter Medicine Program, Dr. Ann Harris of Rockacres Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Marcia Ziegler-Alexander of Stack Hospital for Pets

2014: Dr. Cheri Capparelli of Rockacres Veterinary Hospital.

2014 diane smith award honoree

(Syracuse, NY) - The Shamrock Animal Fund is proud to announce

Dr. Cheri Capparelli of Rockacres Veterinary Hospital will be honored as the 2014 Diane Smith Service Award at its 5th Annual Shamrock’s Celebration, March 22, 2014.

Dr. Capparelli is a partner at Rockacres Veterinary Hospital in Manlius where she credits the incredible and hard working staff.  She practices small animal medicine and surgery.  She cares for dogs and cats, but also exotic pets and injured wildlife.

The graduate of Ross University Veterinary College of Medicine is a frequent and dedicated volunteer veterinarian at the Healthy Pet Clinics which are organized by the Shamrock Animal Fund.

"Dr. Capparelli is extraordinarily compassionate and thoughtful," said Shamrock Animal Fund President and co-founder Jamie Pomilio-Mulcahy.  "She utilizes her vast knowledge of veterinary medicine to see the bigger picture about what's important in caring for animals."

Cheri was born in Syracuse and returned to the area with her husband Andy after becoming a veterinarian.  She lives in Syracuse with Andy, their ten year old son Eli and numerous beloved family pets.

The Diane Smith Service Award was named after the longtime director of finance at Fairmount Animal Hospital and an early supporter of The Shamrock Animal Fund.

Dr. Capparelli will be honored at the 5th Annual Shamrock's Celebration on Saturday evening March 22nd from 6:30 to 10:30 pm.

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Fifth Annual fundraiser

Shamrock Animal Fund co-founders Matt Mulcahy and Jamie Pomilio-Mulcahy have announced the 5th annual Shamrock's Celebration to benefit the Shamrock Animal Fund will be held on Saturday, March 22nd from 6:30 to 10:30 pm.

The Irish themed cocktail event is returning to the innovative, warehouse space of King & King Architects on the edge of Armory  Square  358 W. Jefferson St. Syracuse, NY. (see map below)

This special evening will feature delicious food from Karen's Catering including corned beef and turkey carving stations and a mashed potato bar.  Guests will enjoy beer, wine and soda. 

Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will perform. 

Live and silent auctions and jewelry raffles will feature items from select local businesses.  Credit cards accepted.

The Emerald City Pipe Band will set the stage to honor special guests of the Shamrock Animal Fund.

Admission is $75 per person.  RSVP Extended to Friday March 21st

You can make donate online, or send a check to:

Shamrock Animal Fund

7815 Karakul Lane

Fayetteville, NY 13066

Please include names of you and your guests either by mail or e-mail at   There will be a list at the door. Payment not accepted at the door.

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