Raise the ruff! Get ready for the purr-fect event to celebrate all furry friends alike. All For Animals, a Santa Barbara based nonprofit organization, celebrates its 20th year of serving the Santa Barbara community with humane education and literacy programs that nurture the human-animal bond. The organization commemorates the occasion with a 20th Anniversary Wine Down Fur-Raiser at Oreana Winery on Thursday, September 14.
All For Animals began operations in 1997 as a community resource and website for animal lovers in Santa Barbara. Over the years, the organization’s mission has evolved and today, they focus on giving children from all walks of life the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of animal companions through the organization’s ARF! (Animals + Reading = Fun!) literacy program, Compassion For Critters Humane Education program, and Therapy Dog Training classes.
To date, the organization has inspired thousands of children and young adults to be kind and respectful to animals, people and the planet and has trained more than 400 local dogs as certified therapy dogs, many of whom are now volunteering with All For Animals, Cottage Hospital, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, and other organizations, where they bring joy and smiles to those in need.
The Wine Down Fur-Raiser features a festive evening of live music by The Americana Cats, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a new wine tasting every hour and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting and expanding All For Animals’ programs in Santa Barbara County. Tickets are available online at allforanimals.eventbrite.com.
Don’t miss this exciting oppaw-tunity from 5-8 p.m. at Oreana Winery, 205 Anacapa St., in the Funk Zone. Tickets are available online.