Riverlands SPCA fundraiser coming to Bull’s Corner Dec. 8

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Good food, an open bar and live music may be enjoyed by all at the Bark After Dark, sponsored by Riverlands SPCA. So, mark you calendars for 7 p.m. Friday, December 8, Bulls Corner Restaurant on Airline Highway in LaPlace. Tickets are $50 per person. To reserve a ticket please send checks to Riverlands SPCA, P. O. Box 223, LaPlace, LA  70069; call 985-652-7722; or pick them up at Riverlands Animal Hospital in LaPlace.

For the past eight years, television anchorperson Angela Hill, as event chairperson, has led the festivities at the Bark After Dark. This year she welcomes musician Jude LeBlanc who will entertain guests during an evening of food and fun, including a silent auction and balloon blast (where player is a winner). The Bark After Dark is the RSPCA’s major fundraiser and provides about a third of the organization’s budget for veterinary bills.

Volunteers to help with the event and donations of auction items are needed. For more information, call 985-652-7722.

The Riverlands SPCA formed 13 years ago. Since Hurricane Katrina, RSPCA has worked with a variety of groups nationwide to find no-kill shelter for many displaced animals. Though volunteers and donations are down since last year because of the hurricane, the RSPCA continues to maintain its feral cat program, pet adoption program, limited phone line help, and they help fund spaying and neutering for individual pets since the Snip Van is no long available.

 &#8220It’s been a struggle this last year with adoptions being very low, and not enough people around to volunteer for the different programs, but we are all working hard and really appreciate the help we get from the Southern Animal Foundation, St. Charles Humane Society and local veterinarians,” said Sabine Carender, RSPCA director.