Loretta Swit & Friends 4th Annual Gala – February 2, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Loretta Swit & Friends 4th Annual Gala – February 2, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Loretta Swit & Friends 4th Annual Gala "Rollin' Down The Matanzas"

Saturday, February 2, 2019

The River House
179 Marine Street
St. Augustine, Florida
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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!