Posted on September 23, 2010
Furever After Fall Fiesta 2010
There’s a party coming to Qualicum Beach and you’re all invited…
Had it not been for the amazingly selfless people at Furever After Small Dog Rescue and their tireless work, I can’t imagine what life would be like for many of Vancouver Island’s homeless canines. When Jordy went into foster care with Furever After, he had a list of issues and anxiety problems a mile long. Through love and rehabilitation, he was finally ready to come home with me, so it’s a cause that’s close to my heart. Jordy was just one of dozens of dogs Furever After helps out on a yearly basis.
Jordy before, in foster care (January 2009):
Jordy after (September 2010):
To say that the right care has made a world of difference would be understating it. Furever After is based out of the Qualicum Beach area and utilizes foster homes at various locations across Vancouver Island. The organization is entirely volunteer-run and the majority of expenses (including hefty dental and veterinary fees) end up coming out-of-pocket for the volunteers.
Each year Furever After holds their Fall Fiesta in an attempt to generate some much-needed funds to keep the organization running. A large part of this comes from the silent auction, and as such, Furever After needs your help. If you have any of the following to donate for the silent auction, your generosity is hugely appreciated:
- Gift certificates from Vancouver Island-based businesses
- Original artwork/photography
- Handmade goods such as knitted scarves, mittens or tea cozies
- Vouchers for services from Vancouver Island-based businesses
- Bottles of wine
- Gift baskets
- New children’s toys
- Unused dog items such as leashes, dishes, toys and harnesses
If you wish to attend the Furever After Fall Fiesta, this year’s event will be held on Saturday, November 6th at Eaglecrest Golf Club in Qualicum Beach. Aside from the silent auction, the evening includes a fabulous buffet dinner, games and tons of prizes. Tickets are $35 with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the dogs. You can purchase yours at Qualicum Wine Making at 135 West First Avenue in Qualicum Beach.