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Gypsy, a 2-year-old pit bull mix, will serve as this year’s ambassador animal for the Perkins County Animal Shelter wine tasting event on April 14. She will briefly attend the event in hopes of finding a loving family and forever home.
Animal shelter wine tasting set for April 14
The Perkins County Animal Shelter will be hosting their annual wine tasting event on Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m. at the Perkins County Fairgrounds.
The public is invited to take part in the fundraiser that will feature hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, beer, and silent and live auctions.
Although one pet seeking a home will be in the limelight during the event for a short period of time, there are many animals who spend their days in confinement waiting to be adopted and taken into a loving home.
This event gives the public a chance to support the non-profit low-kill animal shelter and take part in its cause while visiting, eating and learning about the benefits it provides to southwest Nebraska.
Dr. Shannon Jensen said when the shelter was first started, there were 30-plus animals needing a home. Facebook and the internet have made it easier for people to find homes for their pets on their own, but the shelter still stays full. They have anywhere from 10-15 dogs at all times, and a waiting list of five to 10.
Donations are the shelter’s biggest source of income, and this event is their biggest fundraiser.
This year’s ambassador animal is Gypsy, who has been at the shelter since March 14.
Gypsy is an approximately 2-year-old pit bull mix, who was essentially thrown over a fence into a pen at the shelter overnight, so they don’t have much background information on her.
However, the staff at the shelter has found Gypsy to be a very sweet girl who is eager to learn and please people.
Gypsy is a bit shy of other dogs at first, so they do encourage an introduction to any potential “brothers or sisters.”
Gypsy is currently being kennel trained at the shelter and it is going well.
“She really likes to earn a treat so we think she would be easily trainable. Gypsy would love to have a forever home with yummy treats!”
Gypsy is spayed and up to date on vaccinations.
Adopt a Pet
There is a two-page application to adopt a pet from the animal shelter. Their goal is to find pet owners who are financially and environmentally able to provide a forever home for the animals they’re adopting.
Every animal that leaves the shelter has been spayed/neutered and is current on vaccines and dogs have an adoption fee of $150.
Visit www.petfinder.com and enter Grant in the location to view the animals available at the shelter. Visit them at 68 S. Central Ave., call or e-mail them at 308-352-2630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.