Sunday, June 07, 2009 8:47 AM
1st Coco's Cat Rescue Fundraiser a Huge Success!!
Saturday evening at The Luna Blue Hotel, nearly 100 Playa del Carmen locals and visitors braved the oppressive heat and turned out to support Coco's Cat Rescue with it's first official fundraiser. Coco's Cat Rescue's is a non profit initiative in Playa del Carmen dedicated to controlling the feral cat population in Playa with an aggressive trap/spay/release program. They also care for and re-home kittens in need and, in coordination with local vets, provide free or low cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and basic animal care for the pets of low income residents. In their first 18 months they have rescued 122 kittens, 100 of which have been successfully spayed/neutered and re-homed. In cooperation with Tony and Cheri, owners of The Luna Blue Hotel, Laura Raikes and countless volunteers organized a fun-filled evening with live music by Bad Brad of the Mojo Zone, hysterical caricature drawings, cool CCR t-shirts, totes and bumper stickers, delicious kitty cupcakes, tropical "Coco Catinis" and an exciting raffle with amazing prizes all donated by local business people and friends of Coco's Cat Rescue! It was a wonderful evening and over $35,000 pesos was raised, a huge success for this start up non profit! We congratulate them on their efforts and give special thanks to everyone who contributed to this event! With this kind of support from the community and animal lovers across the globe, Coco's Cat Rescue will undoubtedly have a significant impact on our local cats and kittens, those who share our homes as well as those who prefer to prowl the streets of Playa del Carmen.
Heather, Mark and Vanessa
Birdie with Marissa, Sarah and kittens!
Joe and Michael
Melissa and her sister Alicia
Caroline and Gary
Beth and Lucy
Paula and Honzo and friend
Donna and Bob
Cole and Birdie eyeing the cupcakes!
Melissa, Russell and Jez
Round one of the raffle!
Sherry manning the tables
Michelle and Gary
Ki Ke and Nicola
Laura announces round two of the raffle winners with a little help from Birdie and Cole.
Bad Brad rockin' the house
Joe and friend
Maureen, Joe, Claire, Judy and Randy
Tina with her furry friend and Cole.
Claudia, Rob and Mark
Keersten strikes a pretty pose.
Jonelle and friend
Jim, Janet, Susan and Scubadewd
Heather and Vanessa sit for their portrait.
Biride tries her hand a caricature work with Carlos as subject.
Hmmm. Princess Carlos?
Rob and Kat
Claire and Lena
Carlos and friend
Laura and Rob
A motley crew!
For more information about Coco's Cat Rescue, please visit www.CocosCatRescue.org.
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