Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Black Tie & Tails Gala

The 4th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala celebrating community, canines and compassion is taking place on Saturday, February 18th at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe puts on this fundraiser to help cats and dogs in the area.

This is a one-of-a-kind, black-tie optional event, over 300 guests will be greeted by a Hollywood-style red carpet entry, immediately followed by the swankiest of champagne and hors d'oeuvre receptions complete with passed appetizers for your dogs, an elegant dining experience that only the The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe could provide, music, dancing and unexpected entertainment!

We have many dog friendly vacation rentals that are close to the event.

Even if you can not attend the event you can contribute to help:

Help Orphaned Kittens

Every spring, we are inundated with loads of kittens. The litters sometimes come to us without their mothers or, in some cases, the mother cat isn’t healthy enough to provide enough milk for her babies.

The cost of milk replacement for a needy litter of kittens runs about $16.00/day for an average sized litter needing to be fed every 2-3 hours. A kittens' growth and development needs require extra protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals to get the right start in life.

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Help Homeless Puppies

Yes, even puppies can find themselves without a home. It’s hard to believe, but every year the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe rescues multiple puppies. Baby dogs have different nutritional needs than adult dogs, so we need to invest in their future health by feeding them good quality puppy food.

The cost of high-calcium, vitamin-rich food with essential nutrients is approximately $8.50/day for an average sized litter of growing puppies.

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Make a Dog Healthier

A long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health for both cats and dogs. Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland, and greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors.

Because of these health factors, not to mention pet overpopulation, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe spays/neuters every pet we re-home. Please help us continue improving the health of pets in our community by choosing this item.

The average cost of one dog spay/neuter is $150.00.

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Stop Cat Overpopulation

The rate at which animals multiply is astounding. For example, a cat can produce 3 litters in one year, with an average of 5 kittens per litter. If each of these 15 new cats goes on to have more kittens, the problem can get out of control very quickly.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe sterilizes every pet we adopt out, thereby decreasing animal relinquishment, negative animal behavior (roaming and biting) and our local homeless pet population. Spaying and neutering our areas’ pet population is important to the overall health of our community in so many ways. Please choose to help.

The average cost of one cat spay/neuter is $100.00.

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Cat Toys & Dog Treats

Homeless cats and dogs need to play, enjoy delicious treats and generally be spoiled too! The environment at the shelter can sometimes be very stressful for our reluctant tenants but we try to comfort them in any way possible. Cats love to play with fuzzy mice, puppies love to chew squeaky toys, older dogs find comfort in a stuffed animal and they all love to have special treats. Please help us care for them in the best way possible and ease their sorrow while staying in the shelter. You can make their wait for a forever family a better one with this option.

The cost for some treats and toys for one month is $50.00.

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  1. Seems to be a good event and hope you had a great time. Couple of months ago, I arranged an alumni meet at one of the exotic NYC venues. Booked this venue through internet and got amazing discounts as well.