VALDSOSTA, GA – BARC Humane Society, a Valdosta/Quitman animal rescue, announced that they are planning a gala fundraising event – the First Annual BARC Ball – to help save the lives of abandoned, sick and injured animals. The BARC Ball will be held in the Valdosta State University Ballroom on Saturday, October 4th. This evening of dinner and music will feature $10,000 in cash drawings and many wonderful silent auction items such as Disney park-hopper tickets. Tickets will cost $100 per couple and will include dinner for two, one entry into the reverse drawings ($2000, $3000, $5000), two drink tickets and opportunities to participate in the silent auctions.
BARC depends on the generosity of companies and individuals to fund its animal rescue activities. Sponsorships and donations for the BARC Ball are currently being sought to enable BARC to rescue unwanted, abandoned, lost and homeless animals. Three levels of sponsorship are available which include varying numbers of dinners, reverse draw tickets, and advertising on our event poster, program and Facebook page. Donations of services, merchandise and gift cards are also being accepted. Individuals and businesses can contact BARC at (229) 244-8500 to sponsor, donate or buy tickets for this fundraising event. All contributions are tax-deductible and will be give animal-advocate contributors exposure on the BARC Ball Facebook event page.
BARC’s mission is clear in its desire to help the plight of those that cannot speak for themselves. It is best stated by BARC Vice President, Charles DeVane, “Our mission is to provide unwanted, abandoned, lost, and homeless dogs and cats with the basic needs they deserve – medical attention, nutrition, social interaction, development, and loving care.”
About BARC Humane Society: BARC Humane Society, established in March 2008, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to the rescue of animals in the Valdosta/Quitman area. In 2012, they rescued over 600 abandoned or injured dogs and cats and, in 2013, this number grew to over 1000. BARC is currently partnering with the City of Quitman to build a new shelter. In addition, they are an active lobbying force in the State of Georgia to promote animal rights laws.