A fundraiser to benefit the Atlantic County Animal Shelter will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Sofia Restaurant, 9314 Amherst Ave., in Margate. Sponsored by Sofia Papastamelos and Angela Diamantis (owners of Sofia Restaurant) and Atlantic County Freeholder Alisa Cooper, the event will take place from 5:30-7:30pm and will feature hors d’ouerves, wines and ports from around the world, fine chocolates, door prizes and music.
“Several months ago I adopted a beautiful Bichon Frise from our Atlantic County Animal Shelter, and in talking with the staff I found out that many cats and dogs are being abandoned because of the economy,” says Cooper in a release to the media. “Unfortunately pet owners are being forced to relinquish their pets because they can no longer afford to keep them. Consequently the shelter has a variety of cats and dogs, large and small, young and old, just waiting to be adopted.”
Proceeds from the event will go toward purchasing food for the animals in the shelter.
“We know the shelter is funded by the county and makes excellent provisions for the animals, but with so many now in the shelter we thought additional funds could surely be used for the basics, and that’s food for the animals,” says Papastamelos.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Sofia Restaurant at 822-9111, or you can purchase tickets at the door the day of the event. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation by clicking here.