SPCA Plans 'Spay-Ghetti' Fundraiser


As part of its efforts to help keep animals out of the shelter and reduce the number of homeless and unwanted pets, the Rockbridge SPCA, in coordination with the cities of Lexington and Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, is presenting its first  Spay-Ghetti and Meat BALLS dinner with a Texas Hold 'em poker tournament at the Lexington Golf and Country Club, Saturday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m.

All proceeds benefit low-income families in the area to help with free or low-cost spay and neuters for their dogs and cats.

"We wish to inform the community of the free and low-cost options available, our low-cost monthly transports and how important it is as a pet owner to spay and neuter pets,” said Tara Rodi, SPCA executive director.  “This event will allow us to assist even more people in our community who know they should get their pet altered but just may not have the means to do so.”

Those interested in receiving spay and neuter assistance can fill out an application at the Rockbridge SPCA.

There are three ways the public can participate with the fundraising event. One, for $50 area residents will receive the Spay-Ghetti and Meat BALL dinner, and a $500 mock poker chip buy-in. Two, for $20, residents can enjoy the Spay-Ghetti dinner and watch the tournament. And lastly, for $15, area residents can get Spay-Ghetti dinner to go.

The dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad and dessert.

There will also be door prizes during the tournament, with a first- and second-place grand prize winner.  Tickets can be purchased at the Lexington Golf and Country Club and Rockbridge SPCA.

Call 463-5123 for more information or visit the website at www.rockbridgespca.net.

Space is limited so those interested are encouraged to get their tickets soon.

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