Boca Raton, FL–Tri-County Animal Rescue will hold the 17th Annual Doggie & Kittie Ball to benefit canines & felines on Sunday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Boca West Country Club. The old world “Casino Saloon” themed event will include entertainment by Steve Chase Band, Dawn Marie and Alexandra Lewis. Firefighters will walk the red carpet with rescue dogs and cats.
Gaming tables will open at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, entertainment and a live auction with auctioneer and MC Neil Saffer.
The event chair is Sharon DiPietro, with Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg and Sergio DoRosario serving as honorary chairs. Silent auction co-chairs are Susan Merkel and Laurie Udine. Long time Tri-County supporter, Jeri Caprio, will be the recipient of the Jeanette Christos award. The Grand Marshal Doggie is Figi, owned by Jeff Zapeolan and the Grand Marshal Kittie is Addison, owned Ted Campbell.
“Dust off your hat, boots and denim, then glam it up with diamonds and pearls,” said Tri-County Board Chair Sharon DiPietro. “This year’s event promises to be the most fun ever!”
Proceeds from the event will enable Tri-County to continue its life-saving work, provide safe haven, nutritious food and veterinary treatment until animals can be adopted.
For more information on the Doggie & Kittie Ball, call 561-482-8110, ext 3 or visit tricountyanimalrescue.com. VIP Diamond with Butler Service Tickets are $350 and Heart Tickets are $325.
About Tri-County’s Capital Campaign
Tri-County Animal Rescue, a non-profit 100% no kill shelter for dogs and cats throughout the region, has embarked on a building program totaling 64,000 square feet. The build out will enable Tri-County to expand its services and accommodate the need for additional space for the increase the shelter has seen in the need to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dogs and cats to caring families.
The $10 million multi-phase capital campaign and build out began with a 9,000 square foot rescue clinic (a ($4.9) million capital campaign), which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in Spring 2019. Phase two is an 11,435 square foot adoption and residential facility, a “Hos-Pets” center and Mausoleum ($5.1 million capital campaign). The phase building will serve as an adoption and community program hub allowing temporary residents for 200+ dogs and 200+ cats. This building will also include “cage-free” areas for age and size appropriate dogs.
Once complete, the new state of the art 64,000 square foot campus will feature a canine adoption center, a feline adoption center, long-term housing, veterinary surgical center and care and isolation areas for rescues and “Hos-Pets” for animals with special needs and extended care. Much of the new facility will be available to the public including a mausoleum with serenity garden, increased in-ground burial plots, agility course, in-ground pool, and boarding and grooming, as well as public spaces for education and community animal welfare training programs.
About Tri County Animal Rescue
Tri-County Animal Rescue believes that every cat and dog—regardless of breed, gender, temperament, etc.—deserves to live a happy and healthy life. The organizations mission aims to shelter and provide a comfortable home for all animals placed in its facility.
Tri-County has a four-star rating and 100% perfect score by Charity Navigator. See here for details.
For more information about Tri-County Animal Rescue please visit tricountyanimalrescue.com or call 561.482.8110. Tri-County is located at 21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton.