Goliad Pet Adoption fundraiser helps provide free spaying and neutering

Feb. 24, 2011 at 10:05 p.m.
Updated Feb. 23, 2011 at 8:24 p.m.

Goliad Pet Adoption is taking its supporters to Tuscany in an effort to continue offering free spaying and neutering for animals in the county.

The organization will host its annual fundraiser Saturday. This year's theme is "Night in Old Tuscany," and will feature the Italian staples: lasagna, chicken parmesan, salad and even wine.

"It's just a big combined effort from a lot of the people in the community to help because it's a really good program," event organizer Deborah Gamblin said.

The fundraiser will also feature silent and live auctions and a DJ playing '50s and '60s music.

The event is the adoption center's major fundraiser of the year. It has helped reduce the number of stray animals in Goliad County since Goliad Pet Adoption opened in 2005, Gamblin said.

"We have probably anywhere from 15 to 20 animals per week that are spayed or neutered," Gamblin said. "It's a very much-needed thing because we don't have a bunch of strays running around anymore."

The city and county donate to the adoption center, but several of the operating costs are raised at this fundraiser, Gamblin said.

"If you've used the free spay/neuter program, I hope that everybody will come and support it," Gamblin said. "We need something to perpetuate it, so no one is turned down."



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