Sunday, April 20, 2008
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Fundraiser
Each month, Satya Yoga Center chooses a charity to support. For March, we chose Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. We give 100% of the proceeds of our fundraiser to the cause we choose, as well as donating our time and energy to promoting it.
We had a fantastic turn-out in March, so much more than we could have imagined! We stopped counting people at about 70 and we also had 13 dogs come to visit! Many of the dogs invited were available to be adopted so, if you see someone you're interested in, please let us know! We'd love to be able play matchmaker for you and your new best friend!
We started the evening just spending time getting to know each dog and letting the dogs get to know each other. Everyone did great! We followed that up with a video detailing Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. "The sanctuary, at the heart of Southern Utah's Golden Circle of national parks, is home, on any given day, to about 1,500 dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds and other animals." (from the Best Friends web site http://www.bestfriends.org/). We also had experts in attendance (Dr. Ray from Mac's Landing in Fennville http://www.macslanding.com/ and Deb Scanzillo from Dogs Bay Country Club for dogs http://www.dogsbay.net/) who donated their time for a question and answer session.
Thank you so much to all who donated, who attended, who brought food, who brought dogs! We couldn't have done it without you! Extra thanks to Michele for all her hard work, and her sassy fashion sense!
To donate to Best Friends click here: https://www.bestfriends.org/donate/index.cfm?
Next month: Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.