Living Free Animal Sanctuary Annual Fundraiser Saturday, October 5, 2013

Living Free Animal Sanctuary is hosting its annual fundraiser It’s All About the Animals, on Saturday in October 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year Melissa Etheridge has agreed to support Living Free and perform at this important event. Along with Melissa will be actress Sharon Lawrence (One Tree Hill, Drop Dead Diva, Desperate Housewives, etc.) as emcee, along with the hilarious comedienne Debi Gutierrez. There will live entertainment, a silent auction with outrageous items, vendor and Arts & Crafts booths, a Beer & Wine Garden, Food Court, and lots of fun for the whole family. The event is held on Living Free’s 153 acre campus just outside of Idyllwild in the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains. This year they are including a special tribute to the Firefighters who battled the Mountain Fire as it approached the property lines of Living Free and managed to keep all the animals safe.

This fundraiser benefits Living Free’s programs that help them rescue abandoned cats and dogs facing euthanasia in public shelters and find them new forever homes. Living Free is a nonprofit, no kill, public supported cat and dog rescue founded in 1980. “Rescuing these adorable cats and dogs and seeing them leave as they’re adopted into new loving homes is exceptionally heartwarming” says President and Executive Director, Sharon Maguire.

Presale tickets are available online at starting at $40 and sales have been outrageous. Clay Helgren, Living Free’s Public Relations Specialist and event coordinator, said, “There is a very good chance we may end up selling out before October 5th so people should get their tickets early. We had a limited number of VIP seats which included a meet and greet with Melissa Etheridge; those sold out in the first 2 weeks.” Melissa is such a great sport that she’s granting a few more meet and greets so Living Free can put them up for auction. More information can be found on their website as soon as these special opportunity tickets are available.