Attend Wine, Whiskers & Wags to help animals like Simona | Pets















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Simona looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale, and we’re grateful that the friends at Fairfax County Animal Shelter were able to help give her happiness forever.

After serious complications from her pregnancy, Simona was placed in the care of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter for urgent medical assistance. She was rushed to the veterinary hospital and veterinary staff determined that Simona needed an emergency spaying operation to remedy the complications. Friends quickly provided funding for this treatment which would give Simona a fighting chance.

Simona’s case is a great example of the risks associated with animal husbandry and the need to act quickly during emergencies like this. Simona spent a lot of time recuperating at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, being pampered daily by her co-worker, and getting lots of rest. At one year old, we knew Simona had so much more life to live and we are happy to be able to give her this second chance. Simona found her home the same day she was made available for adoption.

Friends of the Fairfax

County Animal Shelter funds programs that ensure every animal that walks through the doors of Fairfax County Animal Shelter receives the best possible care. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraising partner of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, Friends funds vital programs such as emergency medical care, maintenance and dental care, parasite prevention and more for pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Every year, Friends organizes community events that help raise funds to support the vital care of Shelter pets, just like Simona. For over 14 years, Friends has hosted

Wine, Whiskers, and Wags as an annual fundraising event to bring the community together to celebrate Shelter pets who are so dearly loved, while raising funds to save and improve more lives.

There’s still time to purchase tickets for the Friends of Fairfax County Animal Shelter’s flagship annual event, Wine, Whiskers, and Wags (& Beer!). Join friends at The Farm Brewery at Broad Run, 16015 John Marshall Highway, Haymarket, on May 15 for a day filled with great food, tasty drinks and a peaceful vibe, while supporting pets in Fairfax County Animal Shelter. You’re sure to enjoy the expansive, eclectic space The Farm Brewery has to offer, including a serene pond, open landscaping, and chicken coop.

Tickets to Wine, Whiskers and Wags (& Beer!) are $55 before the event and $65 at the door. Admission includes a free drink ticket for a glass of wine, beer, cider or wine slushie, heavy hors d’oeuvres, raffle ticket, big bag of goodies, entertainment and the access to silent auction, games, etc. Families and pets are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring their own blankets, umbrellas, pop-up tents and folding chairs. All proceeds from this event will benefit Pets at Fairfax County Animal Shelter. See you on May 15!