The Center for Animal Rescue and Adoption
To raise funds for our new high-quality, high-volume, low-cost community spay/neuterclinic, we are planning a special event featuring guest speaker Faith Maloney of Best Friends at the Zellweger Mansion on Tuesday evening, November 17.
The event will be an after-dinner champagne celebration, featuring sumptuous fruits and decadent desserts, with coffee creations, a cash bar and a silent auction, plus a string quartet playing live. Tickets will be $65 — the average price of a “low-cost” spay/neuter surgery right now in our community. Our goal is to raise $10,000 at the event for the new clinic.
Faith Maloney is one of the co-founders of the renowned Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, where she is Director of Animal Care overseeing all aspects of animal care at the sanctuary, including the clinic and adoption programs. Faith also devotes an increasing amount of time to consulting with people who are planning to start sanctuaries.
Best Friends is the nation’s largest sanctuary for homeless animals and a leader in the No More Homeless Pets movement.
The ultimate goal of increasing spay/neuter is decreasing animal shelter intake. In our community, more than 35,000 dogs and cats end up in Pima County animal shelters every year. Prevention is one of the keys to stopping this tragic situation. With the new community spay/neuter clinic, we plan to specifically cater to rescue groups and feral cat TNR efforts, as well as to offer services to meet the needs of low-income families and other members of the public who might not otherwise spay/neuter their dogs and cats because of accessibility and affordability obstacles.