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Contact: Liz Ruglic
DALLAS’ BEST RESTAURANTS, VENDORS GATHER FOR ANNUAL DOG RESCUE FUNDRAISER
Barking Hound Village and NBC5 help raise funds for DFW Rescue Me
Dallas and Fort Worth, TX (March 20, 2019) – Barking Hound Village (BHV), a boutique dog daycare and boarding company, will host its eighth annual “Kibble and Cocktails” fundraising event at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at The Empire Room in Dallas (1225 N Riverfront Blvd).
“The eighth annual Kibble & Cocktails is full of fun and exciting surprises, and is not to be missed,” said BHV Texas president, Lisa Jones. “We’ve really taken it up a notch this year by creating more of a dance party theme, so definitely bring your dancing shoes along with your pocket book for the swanky raffle and auction items. Our main goal this year is to eat fabulous food, drink delicious cocktails, adopt cute puppies, dance and raise $100,000.”
This event benefits DFW Rescue Me, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that takes in severely abused, neglected and abandoned dogs off the streets or from the city shelter that are on their way to being euthanized. Through medical care, rehabilitation and a little TLC, foster parents find the dogs forever homes.
A loyal supporter in years past, NBC DFW, will be this year’s media sponsor, and anchor Brian Curtis, will be the event’s emcee again this year.
Restaurant participants include Carbone’s, Chelsea Corner, Nick & Sam’s, Sachet, Uchi, and Up on Knox. Vector Vodka will be the Kibble and Cocktail’s liquor sponsor for the evening, along with a full bar featuring Hahn Family wines and beer from Three Nations Brewing.
Along with signature bites and cocktails, there will be a photo booth, DJ, raffle, a live auction and plenty of adoptable dogs. Auction items include gifts from Hotel Saint Cecilia, Nasher Sculpture Center, L. Bartlett, KCA Design, Hollywood Feed, Gemma, Katy Trail Animal Hospital, Urban Spikes, Sachet, Outdoor Voices, and many more.
The first Kibble and Cocktails was in 2012, when the organization raised $15,000; $16,500 in 2013; $30,000 in 2014; $43,000 in 2015, $48,000 in 2016; $76,000 in 2017, and $87,000 in 2018.
All of the proceeds raised during Kibble and Cocktails will go directly to DFW Rescue Me’s Justice Fund and Voices for Justice. The rescue started this fund after taking in Justice, a four-month old pit bull puppy who made national news for the abuse it received from four men in Dallas. Witnesses reported seeing Justice hanging from a fence before the men doused him in lighter fluid and set him on fire.
Jim Wenger, the rescue’s founder, took Justice to Texas A&M University’s School of Veterinary Medicine to receive treatment, but the puppy was unable to recuperate from the abuse, and succumbed to infection.
Although Justice was only alive for nine days after the abuse, DFW Rescue Me uses his story for “Voices for Justice,” a program that educates children about the proper treatment of animals to prevent future abuse by working together with local elementary schools to provide educational programs for students about treating pets like a member of the family – with love, care and respect.
Tickets are $100 (includes all food and drink) and can be purchased on the Kibble and Cocktails website at www.kibbleandcocktails.org. Tickets will be on sale online until noon on April 4, but will also be available for purchase at the door.
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About DFW Rescue Me
DFW Rescue Me is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, foster-based, all-volunteer dog rescue group in the Dallas area. The goal of DFW Rescue Me is to lower the number of euthanizations by through hosting adoption programs, teaching responsible pet ownership and emphasizing the importance of spaying and neutering to control overpopulation. The mission is to provide a “new leash on life” by finding permanent and loving homes for lost, abused and abandoned dogs.