Richmond Animal Protection Society holding benefit gala

The Richmond Animal Protection Society’s Wine & Whiskers Gala will raise funds for abandoned, neglected and homeless dogs and cats in the community.

The gala takes place on Nov. 17 at the Radisson Hotel.  Emceed by Norma Reid from CTV Morning Live, the gala is sure to provide a fun-filled evening of dinner, dancing, live entertainment and charity auctions.

Richmond Animal Protection Society  operates the Richmond Animal Shelter on No. 5 Road, as well as the largest cat sanctuary in Canada.  The gala will help fund veterinary care for the approximately 700 felines at the sanctuary, as well as for the hundreds of dogs, cats and small animals that live at Richmond Animal Shelter until they are adopted.

RAPS is the first organization to operate a no-kill shelter for Richmond’s unwanted pets, and the animals in their care are given all the time needed to find them safe and committed new homes.  No-kill sheltering is very costly and dependent upon community support, so RAPS is reaching out.

“Purchasing a ticket to our gala will help provide life-saving financial aid to sick and injured animals,” said executive director Carol Reichert.

Tickets can be purchased online at, at Richmond Animal Shelter on No. 5 Road or the Richmond Animal Protection Society Thrift Store on Granville Avenue, or by calling 604-275-2036.

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