By: Sharon Aron Baron
To help raise funds for the 6th Annual Animal Adoption Fair which helps save the lives of hundreds of rescue animals, a Hawaiian-themed fundraiser will be taking place in Tamarac.
The Annual Animal Adoption Fair led by Brook Katz of Brookhaven Animal Sanctuary, is an annual event that has led to over 1,400 successful adoptions of rescue dogs and cats.
The fair, which costs Katz over $25,000 in building rental and parking fees, brings rescue groups from the tri-county area together into one location where visitors can find their forever friend under one roof.
“There is no way on Earth any of these small rescues or charity groups could do anything like this,” said Katz. “And the only groups that are able to do these things do them autonomously – they don’t help the other groups. They do it for a fundraiser for themselves.”
Katz offers free vendor spaces to all rescue organizations and shelters at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale. But it’s not free for his nonprofit which raises money to pay for this event every year – and one of the ways is their charity fundraiser.
“This [fundraising] event allows us to continue to give charities free spaces, and the public free admission and parking. If we don’t break even, it comes out of my pocket – and we’ve yet to break even,” he said.
2016 Animal Adoption Fair Silent Auction
This year’s fundraiser Hawaiian fundraiser will feature live music and dancing along with a delicious vegan buffet and vegan wines There will also be a silent auction with: a signed guitar by Carlos Santana; a Dolphins helmet autographed by nine of the greatest Dolphins of all time; a trip to New Orleans; theater tickets; restaurants; gift certificates; A signed fight poster by Ali and Fraizer; and many other items.
The event will be held Saturday, August 6th from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Tamarac Community Center at 8601 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac. RSVP required. Minimum donation per person of $35. Tickets Available on Eventbrite.
The 6th Annual Animal Adoption Fair
If you’d like to attend the 6th Annual Animal Adoption Fair, it will take place on Sunday, August 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale War Memorial Auditorium at 800 NE 8th Street Fort Lauderdale FL. Over 100 vendors and 50 rescues. Cost: FREE