• Cat Depot Offering Trip Around the World as Part of “Stop in the Name of Love” Gala

    Sarasota, Fla. (February 16, 2017) – A “Trip Around the World” is being offered in conjunction with Cat Depot’s Stop in the Name of Love Gala. This year’s fundraiser, taking place on March 11, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, will feature a premium raffle in lieu of a live auction.


    Cat Depot’s popular annual gala, raises funds in support of the organization’s mission to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education needed to improve the destiny of homeless cats.


    Premium raffle tickets are now available for a chance to win one of seven amazing prizes:


    [if !supportLists]·         [endif]Trip Anywhere in the World: One week stay at your choice of any two bedroom/two bath unit from over 6,000 resort and condo locations from “Through Resorts International” and “Interval International”. Includes roundtrip airfare for two. Min. Value $5,000


    [if !supportLists]·         [endif]Travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands: Spend 6 days/5 nights exploring the “Venice of the North”. After a day of sightseeing, kick back and relax in luxurious five-star accommodations. Includes roundtrip airfare for two. Value $4,800


    [if !supportLists]·         [endif]San Francisco Getaway: Take an unforgettable trip to the City by the Bay and explore the sights and sounds to your hearts content. Includes 6 days/5 nights in five-star accommodations and roundtrip airfare for two. Value $4,500


    [if !supportLists]·         [endif]Personalized Pet Portrait: Let famed Florida artist, Nancy Colby, commemorate your pet in a stunning watercolor or pastel work of art. The finished painting will be custom framed to 20” x 24”. Value $1,200


    [if !supportLists]·         [endif]Italian Luxury: Be the envy of everyone you meet when wearing these Italian 18K white gold reversible earrings accented with 1.66ct blue sapphires and 1.54ct pink sapphires Value $4,500


    [if !supportLists]·         [endif]Wild for Wildlife: Take a walk on the wild side as you and three guests tour The Center for Great Apes and Big Cat Rescue. Includes a unique 19” x 24” painting created by Brooks, a chimpanzee, at The Center for Great Apes. Value $1,200


    [if !supportLists]·         [endif]Exceptional Cat Care Package: Cat Depot’s Rose Durham Cat Care Clinic offers exceptional cat care services for your feline family member(s). From routine exams and nail trims to specialized surgeries and prescriptions – we do it all! Total Value of Services Not to Exceed $1,000


    Drawing of winners will be held at 9:00 p.m. on March 11 during the Stop in the Name of Love gala; ticket holders need not be present to win. The evening will also include dinner, dancing, live entertainment provided by M-Town Connection: The Motown Revue, and silent auction.


    Reservations for the gala and premium raffle items purchases can be made online at www.catdepot.org, via phone at 941.366.2404 x 308, or in person at Cat Depot during normal operating hours. Raffle tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Event tickets are $175 through February 14 and $200 thereafter. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.


    About Cat Depot

    Cat Depot, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) no-kill, free-roaming facility, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned and injured animals. Cat Depot’s mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats. Cat Depot supports more than 130 cats and kittens on any given day.


    Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handicap accessible. Cat Depot located at 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34234. For more information, visit www.catdepot.org, or call (941) 366-2404.