Wags & Whiskers
Every November since 2009, (except for one missed year), five nonprofit animal welfare groups have come together to host a party in honor of our local four-legged residents in need.
During that period, the gala has managed to raise more than $130,000. Those funds allow the Coastal Humane Society, Feline Hope, Friends of Felines, Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Foundation, and the Outer Banks SPCA to assist more than 40,000 families with pets in need.
“The gala is a much-needed event because animal welfare organizations have really been tapped into, particularly during the downturn in the economy,” she said. “That’s a really good thing they are being leaned on and is why this event has become so significant.”
The fact that the event sold out in recent years is a statement of community support, she continued. “We’ve had a wonderful group of corporate sponsors even during the downturn of the economy,” she said.
“We have also had a generous community with a lot of animal lovers. I really believe there is a continually growing appreciation and recognition of the role and richness animals have in our families. It’s ageless and not subject to income level.”
The night kicks off with a champagne reception exclusively for sponsors. “The whole place starts rolling around 7 p.m.,” Carey said. “It’s a great party put on by locals, for the locals, and is the perfect event to kick off the holiday season.”
Friday, November 18, 2016 from 7 – 11 PM
Pamlico Jack’s Restaurant, Nags Head.
This event will feature fabulous food from Kelly’s Entertainment Group, an exciting silent auction, and live musical entertainment!