Crossfield animal shelter to host fundraiser
Friday, Feb 25, 2011 02:03 pm
The Tails to Tell Animal Shelter will host the inaugural Hot Stuff and Cool Chick fundraiser, April 2 at Woodside Golf Course in Airdrie.
The event will include a live auction of firemen, dinner, a silent auction and music. All proceeds will go towards The Calgary Burn Centre and Tails to Tell Shelter.
“What more can you ask for, a beautiful dinner and gorgeous men waiting on you,” said Jen Fitzpatrick, manager of the Shelter.
“They will treat you like royalty for the night and the proceeds are going to amazing causes.”
Ladies at the event will bid on the Calgary and surrounding area firemen to serve their table for the night. There is also a chance to “auction the shirts off” the men. The Calgary Fire Department will be selling the Hot Stuff Calendar.
“It is a chance to met local heroes,” said Fitzpatrick, adding firemen from Crossfield, Beiseker, Irricana and Calgary will take part.
“The event will benefit not one but two non-profit organizations and it is going to be a lot of fun.”
Tails to Tell Animal Shelter in Crossfield has been providing basic needs to abandoned, lost and abused animals since Sept. 15, 2010. The shelter houses animals and helps them find loving and responsible owners.
“We did things a little backwards,” said Fitzpatrick.
“There was such a need in Crossfield for a shelter, that we opened without raising money to give the animals a safe place as soon as possible.”
Fitzpatrick said she would like to see about $10,000 raised at the event. The money will be used for cat food, animal kennels, veterinary services and services for the influx of pets in the spring. Fitzpatrick would also like to start additional programs such as a Safe Keeping Program to hold animals for women who are trying to get out of a domestic violence situation.
The shelter currently has a children’s program that allows kids to spend time with the pets once a month and a foster program for sick pets.
The shelter takes in cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters and any other pet in need and is located at 903 Mountain Ave in a 1,000 square foot building. Fitzpatrick said funds would also be used to expand the size of the shelter.
There are currently 91 cats and one dog at the shelter. The organization has three paid employees and about 20 volunteers.
Silent auction items include ski lift tickets, West Jet tickets to anywhere in Canada, paintings, jewelry and more.
Tickets to the ladies-only, semi-formal event are $45 and can be purchased by calling Fitzpatrick at 403-946-0400.