The fifth annual ‘Spayghetti and No Balls’ Gala for the Nelson SPCA takes place on November. 9.

Nelson SPCA hosts gourmet night

Fifth annual ‘Spayghetti and No Balls’ Gala is set for November 9.

On Saturday, November 9, the Nelson branch of the BC SPCA will be holding its fifth annual “Spayghetti and No Balls” Gala fundraising dinner at Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus of Selkirk College.

In addition to a gourmet three-course vegetarian feast, guests will be treated to live performances from Selkirk College music students among other entertainment.

Guests are encouraged to come early to bid on some wonderful silent auction and raffle prizes.

“The support from the local business community has been incredible,” says Rob Andrew, the Nelson branch manager.

“We just need the public to come through by attending the event.”

Among the prizes available will be a kayak, a huge Okanagan wine tour experience, electronic items, a dinner for eight served at your home by local chef Jamie Hertz, and multiple spa and bed and breakfast packages.

There will also be many gift certificates and smaller items that will be perfect Christmas gifts.

The dinner was originally conceived in 2009 to jumpstart the branch’s low-income spay/neuter program, Catsnip/Dogsnip.

That program is well underway and a big success, but the branch still needs help to maintain it and to pay for their ever rising spay and neuter bill.

“We spent over $40,000 on spay and neuter expenses last year,” says Andrew.

“In addition to controlling pet overpopulation, spaying and neutering can help solve certain health and behavioural problems which make pets less adoptable.”

The Nelson adoption centre not only adopts animals to loving homes, they create a compassionate community in many different ways.

Through the centre, they provide humane education programs such as summer camps and school visits, reunite lost pets back to their homes, provide low income spay/neuters, and respond to cruelty complaints to make sure that all animals have a voice.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails, entertainment, and the silent auction. Dinner begins at 7 p.m.

The dress code is casual and there is a cash bar. Tickets are $50 each (including a $25 tax-deductible receipt) and can be purchased at Scotiabank, Selkirk Veterinary Hospital, or at the Nelson Adoption Centre, located at 520-C Falls Street, off Baker and above the Savoy Bowling Lanes.

There are also discounts offered for buying entire tables. For further information, please contact the Nelson BC SPCA at 250-352-7178.

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