In 1975, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was founded. Since that time, PAWSBINK has become a thriving, vital presence on Bainbridge Island and in North Kitsap. Through education, awareness, and financial aid, PAWSBINK is realizing its vision of reducing pet overpopulation and the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals while facilitating responsible, caring relationships between people and their pets.
Because of the strong support of our Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap community, PAWSBINK has been able to make a dramatic difference in the health and well-being of local pets for 46 years. Their services include adoption; veterinary financial aid; spay/neuter assistance; Pets and Loving Seniors (PALS), which places harder-to-adopt senior animals in the homes of limited-income senior adults, with food, litter, and veterinary care all provided by PAWSBINK; and the SafeHarbor program, providing free housing and care for pets of families in crisis, including hospitalization due to COVID-19 (click here for a list of their services).
However, like many non-profits, PAWSBINK only thrives through the generosity of the community it supports.
PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap “PAWSjama Party” Virtual Gala Fundraiser
Date: June 5, 2021, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $50/each, http://pawsbink.org/paws-gala/
PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap is taking its annual gala fundraiser online again this year, bringing together animal lovers from around the region for entertainment, a live auction, games—and a very worthy cause. The money raised at their annual gala helps fund the vital programs that PAWSBINK provides our community, including adoption services, veterinary financial aid, and spay/neuter assistance.
This year, they’re embracing the virtual platform by upping the fun—and the comfort! Under the “PAWSjama Party” theme, attendees are encouraged to get comfy in their PJs and sweats while indulging in treats provided by PAWSBINK.
Here’s what to expect:
• Gift bags: Prior to the event, PAWSBINK volunteers will drop off a gift package containing tasty treats for humans and pets and other goodies from their sponsors.
• Wags to Riches drawing: One lucky winner will receive a package of lotto scratch tickets to try their luck and have a little fun.
• Fun & games: Enjoy bingo, trivia, and other virtual games.
• Live auction: Bid on a host of exciting prizes, including a wine tasting trip to Sonoma Valley, a camping equipment package, a 5-night stay in sunny Maui, a Bainbridge Police Boat ride-along, and much more!
• Great stories: See the impact of your donation dollars with heartwarming “tails” from some of the people and pets PAWSBINK has supported over the past year.
The PAWSBINK gala would not be possible without the support of our sponsors: Brown Bear Car Wash; The Laugh, Cry, Read, Dream Fund and Bainbridge Community Foundation; Jenny Coates Law; Haselwood Auto Group; Port Gamble General Store; Town and Country Markets; Windermere Real Estate; Animal Emergency and Trauma Center; Aunty Min’s Specialized Pet Care; Paws and Fins; Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort; and Apple Tree Cove Animal Hospital.
By joining their our annual gala celebration, PAWSBINK will be able to continue to offer these vital services to our North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island community for at least another 46 years.
For more information, contact PAWSBINK at 206-842-2451, email@example.com, or www.pawsbink.org.
Media contact: Diana George, 206-999-5105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today PAWS is a professionally-managed, community-supported organization serving all North Kitsap communities. Their staff works side-by-side with PAWSBINK volunteers to manage all aspects of PAWSBINK’s work.
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