Photo by Ira Kuzma

From Abandoned to Adored, Find a New Best Fur Friend

The Nevada SPCA hosts their 8th annual Animals in Wonderland silent auction to benefit the life-saving medical and rescue work they provide to local pets

Photo by Ira Kuzma

The Nevada SPCA is hosting a red carpet charity event fit for the best good boys in town on Thursday, April 26. Chapter 8 of Animals in Wonderland, a silent auction benefiting the no-kill shelter, will have wine, desserts and exclusive items to bid on throughout the night, but the real focus will be on all of the sweet adoptable dogs.

“We recognize that these animals were abandoned once,” says Kathy Jung, president of the Nevada SPCA board, “and we are going to do everything in our power make them feel amazing and adored.”

The theme for the night is a dog’s transformation from abandoned to adored. The Nevada SPCA is the state’s largest no-kill shelter and specializes in advanced medical care for animals, from dogs and cats to turtles and goats. All proceeds for the night will go toward continuing this life-saving work.

One special guest of the night will be Gracie, a pitbull with bowed hind legs and only one front leg, who will be strutting down the red carpet in her wheelchair, looking for her forever home. Before finding her way to the Nevada SPCA, Gracie was on the euthanization list at two other shelters, and she is anxiously awaiting to find a loving family to play with.

Photo by Ira Kuzma

Animals in Wonderland will be held at Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah. Ten to 12 adoptable pups will walk the red carpet at 5 p.m. and be available for pictures and back scratches. Tea, wine, appetizers and desserts will follow at 6 p.m. for attendees to enjoy while bidding for more than 100 auction items.

Tickets to Animals in Wonderland are $75, but raising money for or adopting a new best friend is priceless. Attire is evening cocktail. If you are unable to attend the event, a link to the auction page can be found on Nevada SPCA’s website. They also have animal adoptions Monday–Saturday. April 26, 5–9 p.m., 3310 E. Sunset Rd., nevadaspca.org

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