Spaying, neutering, dinner and comedy
Animal welfare activists are invited to a special holiday celebration being hosted by Maryland Votes For Animals at the Iron Works Restaurant in Baltimore on Friday, Dec. 9.
The event will feature a performance by comedian Dan Piraro, creator of the internationally syndicated cartoon Bizarro, and includes vegetarian and vegan appetizers, entrees, desserts, and a cash bar.
The event will also include a short panel discussion on the work of the Task Force to Study the Establishment of a Spay/Neuter Fund in Maryland.
Animal activists are hoping that the recommendations of the task force will lead to establishment of a public funding mechanism to subsidize the cost of spay/neuter surgeries for those who cannot afford them.
Reservations are required and tickets are $50 if purchased by Dec. 8 (go to www.voteanimals.org). Tickets at the door, if any remain, will be $60.
Iron Works Restaurant is at 1036 East Fort Avenue. The event starts at 6 p.m.
MVFA believes affordable, accessible spay/neuter programs can help prevent some of the estimated 48,000 deaths of homeless dogs and cats euthanized in Maryland shelters annually.
Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia have a public funding mechanism to subsidize the cost of spay/neuter surgeries for those who cannot afford it. During the 2011 session of the Maryland General Assembly, legislation was enacted establishing a task force to study the establishment of a statewide fund.
The first meeting of the task force will take place Dec. 1 in the House Environmental Matters Hearing Room, Second Floor, House Office Building, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis.
A second meeting is scheduled for Dec. 15 at 1 pm.
The meetings are open to the public.
Posted by jwoestendiek November 21st, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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