Loretta Swit & Friends 4th Annual Gala

"Rollin' Down The Matanzas!"

Join us in an evening of fun, compassion, charity, and community! All to work toward changing the words Homeless, Abandoned, and Abused to Loved, Secure, and Dignified regarding the dog and cat population in the Southeast United States.

We are working to change the words homeless, abandoned, and abused to loved, secure, and dignified regarding the dog and cat population in the Southeast United States. You can help by joining Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue, Inc., for the 4th Annual Loretta Swit & Friends Gala, Rollin’ Down the Matanzas at The River House, 179 Marine Street, St Augustine, Florida, on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

The 2019 Gala is a swanky casino night event. Loretta Swit (of M*A*S*H fame) will host the event for the fourth year. The evening will be filled with games, fun, and surprises to help raise money for the animals. Our goal is to raise $100,000 for the Peter’s Friends Animal Resource Center project.

The plans for Peter’s Friends began when Ayla’s Acres received a $1 million matching grant and Ayla’s Acres launched a $2.6 million capital campaign. The goal is to build a state-of-the-art facility that will provide critical animal welfare services to the communities of Northeast Florida through a three-pronged approach: a no-/low-cost spay and neuter clinic, an animal adoption center, and an education/resource center for school children and the community. The land has been purchased and design plans are underway with an architect. The next step is to break ground.

Each year approximately 5 million dogs and cats are euthanized across the United States—at least 30,000 of them in Northeast Florida. Shelters and animal control facilities are overwhelmed. The task of reducing these sad statistics seems daunting at best.

Our team at Ayla’s Acres is tackling this problem one animal at a time. We are a St. Augustine, Florida-based nonprofit supporting spay/neuter, responsible care, and adoption of animals. And we include one very necessary component, education!

You can help make this goal a reality with a Community Partner Sponsorship, a raffle or silent auction donation, or monetary contribution that will go directly toward our capital campaign.

Thank you for your consideration in partnering with Ayla’s Acres to improve our community. Your tax-deductible donation will help us provide shelter, love, security, and dignity to Northeast Florida’s homeless and neglected dogs and cats. Please review our brochure, or call Fran at (650) 520-5201 for more details on sponsorship levels and benefits. YOU can make a difference for animals while promoting your company’s association with our mission.

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All tickets purchased will be available at "will-call" the evening of the event. Can't make the Gala? You can still donate!

2019 Gala Tickets


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