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2014-02-07 at 11:10

Pooch Smooch Gala to benefit local animal rescue services

By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com
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Animal rescue groups are about to feel the love.

Eight organizations have been chosen to be the recipients of the proceeds from the upcoming Pooch Smooch Gala, a fundraising Valentine’s Day dinner and dance being staged next Friday the Prince Arthur Hotel.

The event will include prizes and a 50/50 draw, with proceeds benefiting Northern Lights Dog Rescue, the Thunder Bay and District Humane Society, New Hope Dog Rescue, Northern Critters in Need, Want a Pet, Greenstone, Thunder Bay Animal Services and Kitty Kare.

"Running and animal rescue organization is very resource-intensive,” said Jody Kondrat, the city’s supervisor of animal services.

“Groups must house, feed and care for the animals they rescue until a suitable permanent home is found. Let's not forget - these dedicated individuals rescue these animals from very difficult circumstances, and give them a second chance. It's important work, and it depends on – and deserves – support from the community."

There are two ticket options for those wishing to attend. The $75 option includes an all-you-can-eat seafood and prime rib buffet, while the less expensive $60 ticket includes just the prime rib.

Ticket purchasers can also win a trip for two to anywhere Porter Airlines flies.

Tickets are available at the Prince Arthur Hotel and at East Coast Lobster in the Brentwood Mall on Arthur Street.

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kaseybear says:
Thumbs and paws up to the Prince Arthur Hotel for this work. Many don't realize that most rescues are entirely volunteer run and all money goes directly to the animals care and not to line the pockets of the people running it like the national charities
2/7/2014 11:51:47 AM
Tinker66 says:
This event is supporting wonderful responsible organizations that
Care for and love each and every animal they rescue. The foster homes
Are screened and chosen carefully. As are the forever homes the animals
Are adopted to. Most of these organizations are 100% volunteer run and solely rely on the public for monetary donations and the fundraising efforts of wonderful companies like The Prince Arthur Hotel and Suites. Fundraising events are a major factor for these rescues to continue to do the selfless work that they do. There is always going to be uneducated people with their opinions about these rescues. I say to them, to stop the hate and get involved with these rescues and see for yourself we are all in this for the same reason! We are all DOING the same thing! Helping animals in need! This night is going to filled with delicious food, fantastic prizes, talented bands and lots of fun. You won't want to miss it!! Come out and meet these wonderful people!!
2/7/2014 5:25:41 PM
animallover says:
Every pet I have ever had has been a rescue. Most of them coming from organizations right here in Thunder Bay. They have all been healthy and enjoyed long happy lives as a part of our home. I am looking forward to this event and supporting these organizations. Our latest rescue dog came from New Hope Dog Rescue fully vetted and spayed as did our cat from Kitty Kare. Thanks to all rescues for what you do. People domesticated these creatures and we have a responsibility to care for them.
2/8/2014 9:43:05 AM
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