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On August 12, at six in the evening, one of the best parties you’ll ever attend in Fort Smith, Arkansas, will just be getting underway. Petropolitan VII is a fundraiser for Kitties and Kanines Veterinarian Clinic, held at Golden Living. Get ready for great music by After 5 Jazz, a Mexican fiesta themed dinner, beer, wine, margaritas, and lots of laughter. Daren Bobb, from 5 News, will be the master of ceremonies.
Part of the fun for the evening will be the two auctions, one live and one silent. You’ll be able to bid on things like four club seats and tickets to Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights tour in Dallas, coming up in October. Opening acts will be Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, and Dustin Lynch.
If football’s more your cup of tea, there will be four suite tickets to the Arkansas-Texas A&M game up for grabs. Four suite tickets with parking for a Dallas Cowboys game are also on the bidding block, so go prepared.
The money raised by Petropolitan is critical to the work that Kitties and Kanines does. The clinic, a non-profit run by the River Valley Animal Welfare Coalition, which is located in the Quarry Shopping Center in Fort Smith, offers low-cost spaying and neutering for dogs and cats, as well as vaccines.
Since 2009, the clinic has performed more than 31,400 sterilizations, which translates to fewer unwanted dogs and cats, many of which would end up homeless on the streets or in shelters that are already bursting at the seams.
Kitties and Kanines understands that the number one reason someone doesn’t get a pet spayed or neutered is because of the cost. Since that’s the case, they offer services to low-income families, and local animal shelters. They also provide a program that allows volunteers to trap feral cats, bring them to the clinic to be spayed or neutered, and vaccinated. All these things help our community and these animals so in need.
You can help by attending Petropolitan VII on August 12! It’s a great way to support a worthy cause and have a night on the town. We call that a win/win!
August 12 | Golden Living, Fort Smith | $50
Call 479.648.8000 for tickets, or buy them at the door.
For more information, visit rvawc.org or the Kitties and Kanines Facebook page.