Since then, many Orange residents still first think of the no-kill DAC shelter (Now called the Woodbridge Regional Shelter) as their go-to place for pet adoptions and for reporting animal problems.
The late Bridget Albert was passionate about animals, dogs in particular, (Her License plate read “BIG DOG.”) and most of the time had an excellent rapport with the DAC shelter.
Since her passing in 2014, the DAC shelter has been working hard to raise money to rebuild their facility into a larger more accommodating place for the dogs and cats and other domesticated animals as well as boost up its adoption rate.
Head Animal Control Officer Karen Lombardi and the shelter staff invite everyone to come run with the big dogs at its second annual One Big Dog Animal Respite Fund – Fundraiser to benefit the Woodbridge Regional Animal Shelter renovations and construction.
The event was well attended last year and offered dozens of excellent auction prizes, food, and drinks in a comfortable setting.
This year’s fundraiser will take place on Sunday, June 3, at Birchwoods at Oak Lane, 1027 Racebrook Road, Woodbridge, from 5 – 9 p.m.
The evening includes a buffet, open bar, live band and 50/50 raffle.
Tickets are $100 per person (a tax-deductible charitable contribution) and may be purchased at the Animal Shelter, 135 Bradley Road, Blue Check Deli on Amity Road, or the Town Clerk’s Offices in Woodbridge, Bethany, and Seymour.
If you are an animal lover, and believe in no-kill shelters like Bridget Albert did, then consider grabbing a few friends for a fun night out for a good cause.