BY JANET McAFEE
Calling all animal lovers! You are invited to Loving All Animals annual extravaganza, SPAY-GHETTI NO BALLS Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction on Thursday, November 1, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The name of this event brings a nervous chuckle to some of the guys. However, the name resonates with those in the animal welfare community who understand that more spaying and neutering will result in fewer animals becoming homeless strays in public shelters.
This event is always upbeat and fun. Enjoy a delicious meal and beverage while you mix and mingle with other animal lovers. Some of the guests arrive with well-behaved dogs on leash. The Palm Springs Air Museum and its historical exhibits provide an exciting venue.
EIGHT4NINE, a Palm Springs gourmet restaurant, created a special menu just for the event. Guests will feast on Caesar salad, Spay-Ghetti Marinara with vegetarian seitan Italian meatballs, garlic bread, chickpea patties with coconut and curry paste, and Coachella lime pie for desert.
Mike Russell, Loving All Animals’ Executive Director, hopes new people will attend this year, “This event is for the entire community of people who love animals and are committed to helping them. We’re celebrating how euthanasia rates have declined, and more animals are getting homes. We’re celebrating how well everyone worked together for the animals during this year’s Cranston fire and last year’s Hurricane Harvey. We’re celebrating our ‘Let’s Do It’ attitude that by working together every animal in need of a home will get a home.”
The event will celebrate the Loving All Animals volunteers, foster parents, adopters, donors, and friends made during the past 10 years. Loving All Animals is thrilled to announce that the Pet Rescue Center (PRC) will soon join the Loving All Animals’ family. The amazing Christine Madruga, who founded the wonderful PRC in the East Valley is retiring after 20 years. She is leaving her beloved rescue organization in the capable “paws” of Loving All Animals, allowing them to expand their fostering system to include a shelter.
Thanks to your support, Loving All Animals is on track to save and adopt almost 300 animals in 2018. Funds raised at SPAY-GHETTI enable LAA to continue bringing the joy of rescue dogs and cats to more humans in 2019.
Master of Ceremonies will be the engaging Brian Gallo of KMIR local NBC news. Reservations are required, and tickets are selling quickly. The cost is $65 per person or you can buy a table for ten friends for $600. The Palm Springs Air Museum is located at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail in Palm Springs. Call (760) 834-7000 for reservations, www.lovingallanimals.org. You won’t want to miss this one!