Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gala fundraiser for Turtle Gardens Rescue!

Regular readers will be familiar with Turtle Gardens Animal Rescue, the only safe haven for unwanted dogs in the 250 km area from Prince George to Terrace. Turtle Gardens began in April 1988, and since its inception have adopted out over 4000 dogs, placing an average of 250 dogs per year.

One of the reasons I am a supporter of Turtle Gardens is because of its focus on rehabilitating stray and feral dogs to become social FAMILY companions who can adapt to city life. These are dogs that would have otherwise died a miserable death roaming the streets or been euthanized at the pounds. All of the dogs are vet checked, vaccinated, wormed, and spayed or neutered before going to their new homes.

Three generations of Labatte family members call Turtle Gardens their home, and are dedicated to sharing their lives with the dogs as they teach them doggy manners using only positive reinforcement and tons of patience. Turtle Gardens also runs education programs and low-cost spay and neuter programs in their unending efforts to stem the flow of homeless animals.

On Saturday April 4th , a Gala Dinner and Silent Auction is being held by a committed group of friends of Turtle Gardens to raise money for this worthy cause. The dinner is being held at the Tswassen Golf and Country Club (1595 - 52nd Street, Delta) beginning at 6:00 PM. Just $30 will get you a pasta dinner with live band, dancing and silent auction - not to mention a FUN time.
There are tons of donated items for the auction, including two nights for two at Sundance Guest Ranch complete with meals and horseback riding, a $1000 value. Can't afford to bid on that? Never fear - there are lots and lots of other great items to fit every budget and every taste.

For tickets (or to donate an item) please contact Wendy at tgauction@gmail.com


TICKETS: tgauction@gmail.com

Please support this great rescue!


Yvette~Turtle Gardens said...

Thank you Jean! I will be there with Stan and Sara to personally thank all TG"s supporters and to have fun too! I love pasta!! Yvette

Jean said...

So glad to see you back to good health, Yvette!
Unfortunately, I can't attend the gala this time as I have Martin's neuter - geld - and some other stuff scheduled for then, and I'm not comfortable leaving him alone with the coyotes, a wolf, and (possibly, by then) hungry bears when he has just had surgery and is vulnerable.
If you are in Mission on this trip down, do drop by and say hi! I don't think you've met Oliver yet.

Patience-please said...

Thank you for your kind words on my blog. They do bring comfort.

all the best-