Weekend Best Bet: Dig Deep for Dogs at Dig Restaurant

Beau is up for adoption

Beau is up for adoption

Dogs are a man’s (and woman’s) best friend.

If you love dogs and we sure do, you’ll want to drop by DIG restaurant in downtown Delray Beach this Saturday, Sept. 28 for a fundraiser to benefit the 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida.

“Dig Deep for Dogs” will run from 3-8 p.m. at the DIG restaurant 777 E. Atlantic Ave.

The cost is a modest $20 per person and includes music, raffles, a live and silent auction,  games, give aways, a free buffett and a cash bar.

Proceeds will help dogs that have been abandoned in the Everglades. The event will feature opportunities to foster and or adopt the dogs.

Visitors are encouraged to bring donations, food, toys, crates, beds and doggie gates. The supplies are needed to care for the abandoned dogs.

The event benefits an organization formed to care for the scores of dogs and cats being abandoned in the Everglades, Florida City, Redlands, Homestead areas by irresponsible owners.  Some of the dogs are also abandoned in rural areas of Broward and Palm Beach counties.

The animals are left to fend for themselves in harsh and dangerous conditions.

When found they are often starving, sick, injured and struggling to survive.

An army of angels make regular pilgrimages to the Everglades to find these dogs and cats and bring them back to health. The ultimate goal is to find loving and caring homes for them.

We encourage you to visit the organization’s website at www.100plusabandoneddogsofevergladesflorida.com/

The site includes touching footage of actual rescue missions in which dogs are coaxed to come out of the brush to safety. They are often skin and bones and covered with fleas.

Once rescued, the dogs and cats receive expert veterinary care and are ultimately placed in carefully screened adopted homes. The adoption fee is $150. The fee covers the cost of food, health care, shots, neutering etc.

Most of the rescued dogs are boarded at Imperial Point Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. Some are hosted at Camp Canine locations in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. A few are hosted by foster families, also in South Florida. To meet any of the dogs, please call  561-860-3783.

All donations are tax deductible. Hope to see you at Dig Deep for Dogs this Saturday.