Rescue Adoption and Fundraiser Event
Saturday, February 20, 2016 Bass Pro Shops Back Parking Lot
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Senior Spaniel Rescue, Inc. (SSRI) is excited to announce the Fifth Annual Find Your Furry Valentine event, Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Bass Pro Shops back parking lot. Find Your Furry Valentine provides an incredible and much needed opportunity for local rescue organizations to work together to raise awareness, funds and ultimately homes for needy animals in our Las Vegas community. In 2015 approximately 35 animals found new homes.
"Find Your Furry Valentine is a great community event for the entire family while providing an opportunity to raise critical funds for local rescues. If you are looking for a new furry family member, Find Your Furry Valentine allows prospective adopters to meet available pets in our community and begin the placement process. And if your four legged family is complete, the event features pet focused products and services" said Mary Sanders, President of the Senior Spaniel Rescue.
All event funds stay in the community and aid in sustaining the medical needs of Las Vegas fostered animals, while increasing awareness of the need to adopt homeless dogs, cats, pigs and donkeys during the brutal winter months when adoption rates and fundraising is lower.
The event will again be held in the Bass Pro Shops back parking lot, adjacent to the Silverton Hotel and Casino, and will feature pet friendly booths, crafts, raffles and prizes. The event will also feature animal demonstrations and live local entertainment. Local food trucks will also be on hand for lunch and snacks.
Senior Spaniel Rescue, Inc.'s mission is to place furry best friends with families that will love them unconditionally. The Senior Spaniel Rescue was formed by a group of local Springer lovers in February 2007 to help homeless and discarded older Springer Spaniels find new homes. It is an all-volunteer organization fully sponsored and supported through donations, craft sales and local veterinary donations of time and services. In addition, Senior Spaniel Rescue saw the need and organized the Las Vegas Cocker Rescue, which works tirelessly to save Cocker Spaniels, the Springers' cousins. Unfortunately people often neglect older Spaniels, forgetting that they have many years of love and life to share with their humans. The Senior Spaniel Rescue works to rescue and re-home Springers in NV, AZ, CA, UT, and NM. The average cost of medical care provided by SSRI is around $600 per dog.
In winter months, there are few other major Las Vegas animal events for rescues to raise funds and promote their animals for adoption. With so many animals coming from foreclosures and financially struggling owners and desert abandonment, the Las Vegas rescuers are overwhelmed with saving animals and paying for their medical needs.
Senior Spaniel Rescue, Inc.
Senior Spaniel Rescue, Inc. fosters and re-homes older English Springer Spaniels ages 7 and older and provides the medical care for those in foster care. Senior Spaniel Rescue, Inc. a 501C3 non-profit corporation was formed in 2007 by a group of Springer lovers who saw a need for older Springers to have a second chance at life. This rescue works to rescue and rehome Springers in NV, AZ, CA, UT and NM. SSRI has kept the adoption fee for these older dogs low while paying for medical treatment and surgeries to make the dogs more adoptable. This means fund raising events and donations support the needs of these older dogs. Senior Spaniel Rescue, Inc. has helped two other rescues start their rescue organizations and supports English Springer Rescue America (national rescue). SSRI members have also helped with the foster and marketing of other dogs from other, non-Spaniel rescues. SSRI has a philosophy of re-homing hunting dogs and family pets.
Senior Spaniel Rescue, Inc. will manage the event including marketing to rescues and vendors, placement of rescues and vendors, communication to rescues and vendors about insurance requirements and reservation confirmation, acceptance of applications, insurance documents and funds and the onsite coordination at the event.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Set up Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Break Down Hours: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops Back Parking Lot
Donated space for thirty 10’x10’ booths with easy access for vendors to load and unload.
Tents, tables and chairs will be provided by rescues and vendors
Easy access from the highways
Free entry for the public
Pets on leash welcome to come and meet animals for adoption (Must be under owner's control at all times)
Non-profit booths fees: $40 ($45 If paying online.) for 10’x10’ space, dogs and cats rescues will be accepted
For-profit booths fees: $100 ($110 If paying online.) for 10’x10’ space
All Vendors and rescues will be required to submit Commercial Liability insurance: public liability and property damage insurance insured in an amount not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence, Two Million dollars ($2,000,000) aggregate naming Senior Spaniel Rescue, Inc. and the sponsors including event promoters and the Bass Pro World, LLC for the event.
Note: Insurance assistance is available to small vendors and rescues. See Vendor and Rescue Info page for details.
will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10 AM to 3 PM at Bass Pro Shops as the fifth annual event for dog, cat and other rescues to present their animals to the public for adoption and to raise funds for the year from craft sales and donations. To pay for the costs of this event, we need your help as a sponsor.