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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