Spring social raises $82,500 toward new animal shelter
The weather was perfect for the first day of spring and the annual Florida Keys SPCA Spring Social which raised $82,500 toward the building of a new shelter for local animals awaiting their forever homes. The Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of abandoned, unwanted and mistreated companion animals. They provide a clean safe environment, health care, environmental enrichment and adoption service.
The Board of Directors of the Florida Keys SPCA join President Jane Dawkins on the steps of the Florida Keys Gold Course.
Lauren Carrier, left, Lynda Castello, Missi Grund, Wendy Niven, Kathy Felger, Karen Snyder and Cheryl volunteer to welcome supporters to the event.
Tim Greene, left, Shane Hall, Sam Trophia and Deb Bent attend.
Jackie Herbst, Patty Rodriguez, Sue Sullivan, Rosi and Jeff Ware, Ray Spence, Joyce Benavides and Jane Brannigan soak up the first day of spring while helping the local SPCA rise closer to their goal of a new shelter.
Georgia Favelli, Grace Monger and The Green Pineapple Owner Deborah Lippi make silent auction bids to support the cause.
Emcee Howard Livingston with wife Cyndi break for a photo op while in between “On Key West Time” sets.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s Michelle Maxwell, Waste Management’s Greg Sullivan and Monroe County Health Department’s Bob Eaddie chat. Maxwell said the weather couldn’t be beat for the event.
SPCA Board members Kim Wilkerson, left and Tiffany Burton with friend Lauren Jenman sling drinks at the beer and wine booth.
Key West Mayor Craig Cates and wife Cheryl were on hand to welcome the animal lovers to the golf course greens.
Jo Socha, County Commissioner Tony Yaniz, Christie and Patrick O’Connell and Becki Balcer snack on some of the goodies the golf course provided for the fund-raiser.