Thank you to all who supported this year’s Spring Fling!
On Saturday, June 1st, WAIF held its 10th Annual Spring Fling Auction and raised over $92,000 in net proceeds at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club in Langley. This outpouring of community support will help the stray and abandoned pet population that arrives at WAIF shelters.
The auction is a true demonstration of people coming together on behalf of homeless pets. The event, put on entirely by dedicated volunteers, is generously supported by sponsors, individuals and businesses who contributed auction items that were then heavily bid on by auction guests. It’s because of the generosity of everyone involved that WAIF can continue helping Whidbey Island’s strays and shelter animals, and pet owners in need.
“The energy from the evening’s event was electric and exhilarating! It’s always fun to see people bid good-naturedly with each other, especially when the animals benefit,” shares Bob Rupp, WAIF Board President and emcee of the event. “It was great to see people from around the island and people from the surrounding communities from off island come to support WAIF’s mission of finding homes for all of our healthy and adoptable animals. We’re amazed and so grateful for all the support WAIF receives.”
WAIF was thrilled to welcome back Auctioneer Paul Schenfeld from Stokes Auction Group who encouraged auction attendees to raise their bid cards with his playful sense of humor. A big debt of gratitude also goes to the Spring Fling Event Chairs Dawn Ritter and Merritt Atwood and event volunteers. They continue to make each Spring Fling a unique and exceptional experience and WAIF is in awe of the tireless effort that goes into coordinating the Spring Fling Auction.
As the island’s largest and oldest animal welfare organization on the island, WAIF is extremely appreciative to the community for its continued support in helping homeless pets find forever homes. The funds raised from the event will provide daily care, food, education, spay/neuter, medicine and adoption services for Whidbey Island’s homeless pets that come to WAIF shelters. On behalf of WAIF shelter animals, thank you!