People & Their Pets

Margaret Lake

Margaret Lake with her dog, Luna, and two cats Theo and Vinchenza (John Bouma Photography)

Margaret Lake is the Executive Director of the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts located on Flagler Street. She is a native of Salt Lake City in Utah, and currently a pioneer of the urban life; living and working in Downtown Miami with her dog, Luna, and two cats Theo and Vinchenza.

If you were a dog, which breed would you be and why? A Golden Retriever because I would love to chase a tennis ball in to the ocean all day, every day. I would also be a surfing dog.

If you were a cat, which breed would you be and why? Dios Meow. I would be a Chausie, is a hybrid of the domestic cat and the Jungle Cat. Despite their wild appearance, they are domestic and love air conditioning. Purrrrrfectly suited for Miami’s wild side-need I say more?

If your cat Vinchenza could talk, what would her first sentence be? Humans are ridiculous — is a litter box really the most civilized option?

What do you think your cats do when you’re not home? They eat catnip and sell Luna’s toys on eBAY.

About Paws 4 You Rescue

Paws 4 You Rescue is a Miami-based non-profit 501(c)3, all volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization. Its top priority is to save animals from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services.

Rescued animals vary from being sick, injured, homeless and surrendered to simply lost. All animals are sterilized, vaccinated and ID micro-chipped to prevent future loss. Some require major surgery from a specialist to repair broken limbs while others may need additional rehabilitation time and specific medical care – ranging from respiratory illnesses and skin infections to cherry eyes and heartworm treatments.

Paws 4 You offers programs for adoption, fostering and senior citizens. Paws 4 You supports its mission by hosting numerous fundraising events throughout the year and through community donations.

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