ICARE raises $30,000 for new animal shelter

icaredinnerICARE Fundraising Dinner 2013 – Big Success!

Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze helped serve the diners.

Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze helped serve the diners.

ICARE’s 17th annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, April 13, was attended by about 700 animal lovers. Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Whiskey Creek, sponsored by Union Bank of California, Sierra Wave Media and DWP. The meal was served by the hardworking 4-H members. It was an exciting evening with a live auction led by former local legend, John Dailey. Live auction items made $7,825 and the silent auction items brought in $9,214. Raffle tickets were sold for a dog-themed quilt and a cat-themed quilt made and donated by the Quilters in Stitches and raised $885. Stan Smith and his unstoppable 50/50 crew raised $6,489. The lucky winner, Bob Lamia of Big Pine, walked away with $3,244.50 in his pocket with the other half going to ICARE.

Proceeds from the fundraiser, including dinner ticket sales, totaled $30,000, which is going directly to the New Animal Shelter Fund! That brings the Fund tally up to $305,000. We still need an additional $445,00 to reach our goal of $750,000, so donations are always welcome!

The ICARE Board extends a very sincere thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters. We really are blessed to live in such a generous and caring community!  For photos of the festivities, visit our web site www.ICAREforPets.org


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5 Responses to ICARE raises $30,000 for new animal shelter

  1. ferdinand lopez April 18, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    spend some of that money on educating people about their own responsibilities as pet owners

    • Beasts and Children April 18, 2013 at 10:55 am #

      Bless the beasts and the children
      For in this world they have no voice
      They have no choice

  2. Doing A great job for pets April 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    You 2 have done a great job with the ICARE program.More local People need to understand how your program works. If you come from a low income paid family or individual and have pets, ICARE helps you get a lower paying rate when you make an appointment for your pets at the vets. Bishop vets cost less than Mammoth vets.
    This really helps get your Puppies,Dogs,and Cats shots and fixed. Just call Lisa and ask. It’s well worth it especially when you work a low paying job like all of us do living in Bishop,Mammoth,and all the Eastern Sierra.The dinners are the best food & event with a give back benefit and for a good cause in the Eastern Sierras.Thanks again Lisa and your great team. 🙂

  3. Wayne Deja April 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Sheriff Lutze LOOKING GOOD in the apron with the tongs cooking the meals…Hope this fundraiser helps a lot with the new shelter ….they do so much for the homeless animals in our County.

    • Trouble April 16, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

      I’m not good at complements, but our animal shelter is run by some of the most caring employees in the state. I hope they get what they need.


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