AUSTIN, TX, July 30, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On October 25th, animal-lovers in the Austin area will get the opportunity to partake in School of Wags brand new event: the Wine and Wags Gala. This event will feature wine and a silent auction, the proceeds of which will go to the organization to benefit their rescue dogs and their community projects.
"We want to bring the community together to have fun while raising money for our organization," says Kathryn Leisinger, President of School of Wags, "We want people to have an opportunity to relax and meet some of our giant dogs."
Leisinger started the organization in Harker Heights with the intention of saving giant breed dogs, primarily mastiffs. As the organization expands, they've been able to create an atmosphere where everyone who wishes to learn rescue is welcome, whether that be rescuing animals with a large organization, or simply rescuing and learning to take care of their own pet.
The Gala takes place at Salado Winery in Salado, TX. All of the wines at the tasting will be Texas Wines only, so attendees will have the opportunity to find something local and delicious. Items that will be up for auction will come from donations from some generous individuals wishing to help School of Wags.
Tickets to attend the Gala are $35, or $55 for couples. Mastiffs and some of School of Wags other rescues will be at the event as well. Donations collected during the Wine and Wags Gala will benefit their goals of building a sanctuary and will also go toward their community projects, such as their free microchip clinics.
School of Wags is an 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing large breed dogs, primarily Mastiffs, from situations where they are homeless due to owner surrender or in high kill shelters. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes and local veterinarians, the organization is able to substantially reduce the flow of unwanted animals into shelters to be euthanized, provide them with loving care, vaccinate, spay or neuter, and find them well-matched, carefully screened, loving, adoptive, forever homes.
The organization also serves as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing training, education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay /neuter, balanced behavior training, pet first aid and good nutrition. School of Wags is a dynamic, evolving institution that is an agent of change for the animal welfare world. They are operating innovative and beneficial programs for animals and people and are making an impact in each family that will last for generations. Austin pet-lovers can find out more by going to https://www.facebook.com/pages/School-of-Wags/256591134395758?fref=ts
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