Throughout the year, FAPL Director Greg Willey and company do their absolute best to rescue animals in the most unfavorable of situations. Cats hit by cars, dogs abused by cruel owners, these are just a few of the countless scenarios that bring animals to the Friendship Animal Protective League. However, before they spend a few days in a FAPL cage awaiting adoption, they must first pay a visit to a veterinarian to rectify any unfortunate medical conditions.
The veterinary costs that FAPL incurs are a necessary, but costly part of our business. Our business is rescuing animals and finding them good homes, and while vets went to went to school to help animals, their services are not free. Throughout the year, FAPL holds and participates in numerous events to raise funds to keep our building running, to pay our staff and, most significantly, to cover the costs of those vet bills. In 2016, medical costs of our animals more than doubled what it was in 2015.
Despite those fundraising efforts throughout the calendar year, none assist us more than our annual Wags to Riches event. This year, the fundraising gala will be held on Saturday, February 11th at Tom’s Country Place in Avon, Ohio. Tickets are $100 and include dinner, open bar, the opportunity to purchase tickets for raffles, casino games and just the general notion of a really good time. Plus, at the end of the day, it’s all to help the animals.
Click here for more information on how to purchase your tickets for the 2017 Wags to Riches event!