“Mardi Paws” Furball Fundraiser
Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club is rallying behind Voices of Change Animal League (VOCAL), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Ocala that is focused on solving the homeless pet problem in the Marion County community. Now, VOCAL only needs a few dozen more RSVPs to sell out its signature event — The Furball. This fourth annual black-tie-optional evening of dinner, gaming, entertainment and silent auctioning will commence on Saturday, February 23rd, at 6 p.m. VOCAL is proud to host the event at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club (8300 NW 31st Lane Road) with the evening’s presenting sponsor, Florida Express Environmental.
Directly in line with Mardi Gras, this Mardi-Paws-themed fundraiser will introduce a VOCAL alum as the guest of honor. Born without a cerebellum, Edna came to VOCAL when she was three months old. Through intense therapy and philanthropic efforts, this precious pup found a loving foster home and rose to social media fame, becoming an inspirational platform for ending pet overpopulation. It is pets like Edna and her blind best friend, Gertrude, that drive VOCAL’s mission. Last year, The Furball (which was also held at Golden Ocala) raised $146,300 for the animals in need in Marion County. Let’s make it our mission to beat that record in 2019.
A Bit About VOCAL
All proceeds from The Furball will go directly towards VOCAL’s programs, which support low-cost spay/neuter, pet rescue and outreach. VOCAL’s mission to solve pet overpopulation is broken down into four platforms — prevention, education, adoption and collaboration. It takes a community of passionate animal lovers to make a difference for our four-legged friends, and you can be part of the solution by supporting VOCAL’s programs. In four short years, VOCAL has worked to grow the organization to aid in reducing Marion County’s population of homeless and unwanted animals.
For $125 per person, you can attend an event focused on saving lives. Visit VOCALForPets.org to respond and complete your ticket purchase. And for more information, call VOCAL at (352) 289-0800.