A volunteer charity that’s helped over 20,000 dogs and cats over the past 13 years received some help of its own Sunday.
Fixed Fur Life was running into some financial difficulty near the end of last year, and put out a plea for more donations on Facebook.
In stepped Angela Wiggins of Angela Wiggins Photography who with the help of several other people arranged a fundraiser for Fixed Fur Life in just 3 week’s time.
Over 200 people packed Vic’s Place in downtown Belleville to eat, drink, and enjoy some great music, with all funds raised going to Fixed Fur Life.
Wiggins said the goal for the event was $10,000, but final figures aren’t available yet.
The music was provided free of charge by The Decades, Karen and Robin, and Dave Bush.
Darlene Quinsey, who founded Fixed Fur Life in 2004, was ecstatic about the turnout for the event, adding many people that attended had had their pets spayed or neutered through her organization in the past.
Fixed Fur Life spays and neuters stray cats and dogs and finds homes for others coming in for various other reasons. It costs at least $10,000 per month to provide the services and Ms. Quinsey says any money raised goes into direct care for the animals.
Donations can be made anytime through Fixed Fur Life’s website.