By Joanne McQuarrie

After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Fire Vixen Tattoos is gearing up for its fundraiser, Puppy Love, on March 25 at the Invermere Community Centre from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Staff will create business cards-sized tattoos and 100 per cent of the proceeds from their artistry  will go to Global Animal Lovers (G.A.L.S.), a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that’s rescues, takes in and re-homes small and large animals. 

Sarah Eastwick, with Fire Vixen Tattoos, said in an email the fundraiser is held to offset “very large vet bills” incurred by (G.A.L.S.).  “Each animal that comes into our care is vet checked, vaccinated, spay/neutered and adopted out. All animals go to an in-home foster care program where these animals can be introduced back into a house setting,” Eastwick said.  “For some animals; it’s a totally new experience.”

Activities during the fundraising day and evening include a barbecue, bake sale, silent auction, bands, drag queens, a dance and more.We are asking for donations to be added to the event,” Eastwick said. “The silent auction will be the second biggest part of Puppy Love and we always aim to make it as fun and enjoyable to every person involved. Puppy Love has nearly doubled in its fundraising efforts every year and this year we are expecting to go even bigger. This will create excellent exposure for your company as all our sponsors and donators will be recognized at the event as contributors to this amazing cause. We will be happy to display any media or signage that you have at the event.” 

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