Partner of real estate broker and founder of Marsh Creek Home Sales, Peggy Gachet, recently hosted a fundraising concert in the park on September 23 to benefit SAFE Pet Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit.
The event included an evening with local musician Dan Mantini, as well as an opportunity for attendees to listen to music outdoors with requests for donations to benefit the non-profit organization.
Gachet and his team of real estate professionals, including Janice Long and Alise Sheppard, are dedicated to philanthropy in St. Johns County and recently hosted the event which began as a series of concerts that allowed attendees practice social distancing and bring snacks, drinks and chairs. and be social, but safe during the pandemic.
At the recent concert, a donation jar was handed out to benefit the pet rescue, as well as a raffle for pet-themed baskets containing wine, chocolates, restaurant gift cards and store and pet camp gift certificates.
The event was also a special day for Mantini, as he supports the rescue of pets and he adopted his dog from the association.
According to Gachet, more than $ 1,000 was raised during the event for SAFE to support the organization and the growing expenses in the shelters at full capacity.
Gachet added that the funds raised will also help transport pets to the northeastern United States for adoptions, pet food, flea control and heartworm prevention drugs.
SAFE was founded in September 2008 with the goal of saving adoptable cats and dogs from euthanasia in Northeast Florida.
Rescue facilities are located at 1250 State Road A1A in St. Augustine and 6101 A1A South in St. Augustine Beach.
All adoptable animals are sterilized, sterilized and vaccinated. Cats are negative for feline leukemia virus / feline immunodeficiency virus, and dogs are tested for heartworm.
Adoption fees help cover the expenses of the nonprofit organization with puppies from eight weeks to six months old, including purebred and purebred dogs and small breed adult dogs.
All-American mixed breeds six months to seven and eight years or older are also adoptable, as are cats and kittens.
For more information on the association, adoptions and fees, visit the organization’s website at www.safe-pet-rescue-fl.com.
Gachet has welcomed and adopted pets from SAFE for many years and works with the nonprofit to encourage responsible pet ownership.
For more information on Marsh Creek Home Sales, call 904-377-0832 or visit www.marshcreekhomesales.com or www.pgachet.watsonrealtycorp.com/.