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Chocolate dessert buffet will benefit local animals

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Chocolate lovers, get ready for a delectable treat on November 17 at Almost Home between 5 and 9 p.m.

For $10 participants will sample some of the award-winning Almost Home's finest desserts. Called "Chocolate & Cake for the Animals' Sake", all proceeds from this fundraiser will go to S.P.O.T and the Ark Fostercare

Program for the medical costs and care of local animals in need.

S.P.O.T. is a non-profit spay neuter clinic offering high quality, low cost sterilization. The cost to sterilize a dog (male or female) is $55. Female cats cost $40 and male cats are $35. Feral cat sterilization costs $40 and includes rabies and ear tip. Vaccinations are $10 each.

The organization holds a vaccination clinic every Monday from 1-7 p.m. Surgeries are by appointment only.

S.P.O.T. is located in Cloverdale at the intersection of S.R. 231 and S.R. 42. They can be reached at (765) 795-4336.

The ARK Fostercare Program was created to provide foster care for canines and felines at no-kill shelters, to educate and assist with "free" litters within the community, and to provide care for stray animals. With a small kennel environment, they are able to observe and care for each animal individually. The ARK also has a small cattery which houses up to 10 felines.

This program also focuses on getting dogs into foster homes to gain as much information as possible on their personalities and individual needs. They hope to increase the chance for adoptable animals to find homes and focus on training needs for adoptable dogs with specific concerns.

Although they are located in Fillmore, the group takes animals to several pet store locations for adoption. The ARK is at Petsmart in Carmel/Westfield on U.S. 31 N on the first and third Saturday of each month from 12:30 to 3 p.m. They are at Petsmart in Plainfield on U.S. 40 on the first and third Saturday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are also at Petco in Carmel on N. Michigan Rd. on selected Saturdays of the month.

To arrange a visit at a particular store e-mail them at arkpets@hotmail.com.

If you would like to make a donation send to The Ark Fostercare Program, PO Box 124, Fillmore, IN 46128. Send inquiries by email. You will be directed to their Web site to download an application which contains details about adoption fees, the adoption procedure, and other information. The Ark Web site can be accessed at http://arkfostercare.com/forms.html. Fax a completed application to 765-246-6021.

Almost Home is located at 17 W. Franklin Street in Greencastle. Call 765-653-5788 for a reservation for "Chocolate and Cake for the Animals' Sake.

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