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Fourth Annual Furball Fundraiser
February 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$125
Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club is set to sponsor and host the Fourth Annual Furball Fundraiser — on Saturday, February 23rd, at 6 p.m. at 8300 NW 31st Lane Road — by VOCAL (Voices Of Change Animal League).
With a play on Mardi Gras, the “Mardi Paws-“ themed event will prompt funds for VOCAL’s programs that support spay/neuter, pet rescue and outreach.
Tickets to the black-tie-optional Furball Fundraiser are $125, and with only a few dozen seats remaining, must be purchased in advance at VocalForPets.org. The price includes dinner, gaming, entertainment and a silent auction, as well as a meet and greet with Edna, an owner-surrendered pup who came to VOCAL without a cerebellum when she was three months old. VOCAL’s intense therapy practices and fundraising efforts led Edna to adoption, social media fame and an inspirational platform for ending pet overpopulation.
This is the second year that Golden Ocala is hosting VOCAL’s Furball Fundraiser. The presenting sponsor for this year’s event is Florida Express Environmental. In February 2018, the sold-out night raised $146,300 for the community’s homeless pets.
“VOCAL was founded in 2015, and in four short years, we’ve worked towards solving pet overpopulation with four components — prevention, education, adoption and collaboration. With the support of the animal-loving community, especially Golden Ocala, we’re able to focus our programs on all those channels at once,” said Lauren Carpenter, Vice President and Co-founder of VOCAL. “It’s support from the community that allows us to continue our lifesaving work.”
For more information, visit VocalForPets.org or call (352) 289-0800.
About Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club:
Golden Ocala is a 1,200-plus-acre destination of championship golf and tennis, a world-class equestrian center, luxury living, and much more — packaged into a one-of-a-kind gated community and located among the rolling hills of North Central Florida, otherwise known as Horse Country. With a variety of elite memberships and exclusive benefits, Golden Ocala is known as a premier venue for all occasions. It is located at 4090 NW 84th Court in Ocala. Call (352) 629-6229. Online at GoldenOcala.com.
VOCAL is a volunteer-based 501(c) (3) animal welfare organization based in Marion County and founded by Linda Norman, Kate Rengel and Lauren Carpenter. VOCAL is focused on solving the pet overpopulation problem in Marion County and making it a better place for our 4-legged friends to live. Over the last 5 years, Marion County’s intake rate of homeless animals has been twice the national average. It’s facts like these that drive VOCAL to make Marion County a better place for its pets through their programs focused on adoption, prevention, education and collaboration. To learn more, visit VOCALForPets.org or call (352) 289-0800.