Barks and Bourbon to Benefit Tulare Animal Shelter

Friends of Tulare Animal Services is proud to present their first annual fundraiser Barks and Bourbon.  The organization was established to support the shelter’s efforts to spay, neuter and rescue stray animals. It is a non-profit organization not affiliated with any county or city government.

The Barks and Bourbon event will make its debut on Saturday, May 9, from 5:30 to 10:00pm. The event will be held at the Tulare International Agri-Center, Social Hall, 4500 S. Laspina, Tulare, CA 93274. Funds raised from the event will be used to rescue the shelter animals from the city of Tulare’s new animal shelter, Tulare Animal Services. Each year, tens of thousands of unwanted pets are euthanized in Tulare County shelters and at shelters all around the Central Valley. Barks and Bourbon will help many of city of Tulare’s pets find a forever home with a second chance at life.

The evening will have a Prohibition theme with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a candy bar and a no-host bar. Activities will include a silent and live auction, a wine grab, bourbon tasting and other activities. All proceeds from the event will be for the purchase of a used cargo van to facilitate their close to weekly rescue transports. As a non-profit foundation, all proceeds will be directed to this specific project. Tickets are $55 per person and may be purchased by contacting Cindee Tenbroeck at Country Club Mortgage, 1120 Leland Ave., Tulare, (559) 303-6930 or Frank Furtaw at 3817 S. “K” Street, Tulare, (559) 358-0030.

Friends of Tulare Animal Services is solely funded through donations and contributions are fully tax-deductible. Event sponsorships are also available. Donation for items for both of the two auctions are being accepted. Donation of goods, services, gift cards, and/or a gift basket is vital to the success of Barks and Bourbon. Businesses and organizations should include brochures and relevant details about the item they donate, so the event coordinators can include an accurate description for potential bidders.

Tulare Animal Services opened for business in January, 2013. Located in the city of Tulare, the shelter provides sheltering services for residents and contracts with the cities of Exeter and Farmersville. All stray, injured or surrendered animals come to the shelter. Last year, the shelter was able to arrange rescue or adoption for more than 1,000 animals. The public is welcome to the shelter any time during business hours.

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