The Forever Gala
Celebrate Kingston Animal Rescue with a magical, unforgettable night out in the heart of our community. Kingston Animal Rescue is fueled by the heart, compassion, and generosity of the people of Kingston. Hundreds of animals have been saved by the support of this beautiful city and with this event many more!
The Forever Gala features a stunning waterfront venue with floor to ceiling glass windows and a cozy lakefront patio overlooking gorgeous Lake Ontario and an open sky. Show up to red carpet photography, delicious vegan fine dining, exciting live and silent auctions, inspiring entertainment with live music, and much more – all in the wonderful company of Kingston’s golden-hearted animal lovers.
Use of Funds
Launched in 2019, The Forever Gala raised $18,000 for Kingston Animal Rescue (KAR) during its inaugural event.
Only six months later, the COVID-19 pandemic brought public events to a halt, severely affecting the organization’s ability to support its work. Yet the need for animal rescue has only increased over the past few years. The combination of growing veterinary costs and “pet regret” over impulse pandemic pets has led to an alarming increase in pet abandonment and sadly, an impossibly long intake waitlist.
KAR has worked tirelessly (and sometimes quite tiredly!) to rescue animals in our area with nowhere else to go, rehabilitating and adopting them to committed forever homes. In 2023, we reached the incredible milestone of 1,000 animals rescued – a 1,000 lives saved and changed forever.
Supporting The Forever Gala means giving animals hope – the chance for a new life in a home where they are loved deeply. Even with rescue rates (thank-you to our awesome veterinary partners), rescue work is incredibly expensive. It costs at least $400 to rescue a cat or dog, and more if they have special needs, which many of our furry friends do.
Last year, medical costs were more than $60,000. Our 2022 gala raised $31,350! The math is simple: this fundraiser is crucial to our small charity and the animals that depend on us. Your support will save so many.
Until there is a forever home for every animal.
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