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Paws to Celebrate

Paws to Celebrate 2020

Please join us at our 6th Annual Elegant and Entertaining Evening of friends and fundraising!

Friday, June 19, 2020 . 6 PM

at the Bigham Knoll Ballroom, Jacksonville

Please join us for an entertaining evening of friends and fund-raising for our beloved animal companions.

Now in our 7th year, the Paws to Celebrate fundraising event is bigger and better, and will take place on Friday evening, June 19, 2020 at the Bigham Knoll Ballroom in Jacksonville.

We invite you to don party clothes that make you look and feel fabulous.  Since we’re all animal lovers, if there’s a little fur on the lapel, we won’t notice!

  • Schmooze a little while enjoying a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres and enter your bids in a small, but wonderful Silent auction.
  • Enjoy a delicious plated dinner with your choice of entrée, dessert, and lots of wonderful local wine.  Vegetarian and vegan options available.
  • Meet some local “furry” celebrities and hear their stories!
  • Bid on some incredible Live Auction items.
  • And, of course, you’ll have the chance to raise your paddle to donate to Friends of the Animal Shelter’s projects and programs that save hundreds of lives every year at the Jackson County Animal Shelter and in our community.

Tickets are $110 each • Purchase before June 1, 2020 and save $10/ticket

Click HERE to purchase your tickets on-line, or call Tilly at (541) 552-9948

Event Sponsors NEEDED!

Help us reach our goal of $10,000 by becoming a sponsor

Please become a sponsor by calling Tilly at (541) 552-9948.

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Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1990 to support the programs of the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Our vision is for all adoptable animals at the Jackson Country Animal Shelter to find a loving home. Our mission is to recruit and train volunteers who will save lives by increasing pet adoptions at the Jackson Country Animal Shelter, improve the quality of life for the Shelter’s animals, promote spay and neuter, and facilitate outreach and educational activities about the humane treatment of companion animals throughout Jackson County. Our values are: Service, Compassion and Generosity.

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