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Aug. 12 fundraiser benefits FOTA


July 28. An evening of high rolling stakes, glitz and glamour will benefit Friends of the Animals and the Capital Campaign to build a Pet Education and Adoption Center in Mooresville.

The Aug. 12 fundraiser at Statesville Country Club are $100 and include food, endless beer and wine and $200 in play money. There’s a variety of gaming tables: Blackjack, poker, roulette and craps; the house “winnings” go to a good cause. “We are hosting this fabulous event to benefit the capital campaign to build the pet education and adoption center that will help save homeless pets,” says Maria Haughton Roberson, president of the board of directors.

FOTA unveiled its new site on Templeton Road in Mooresville in January. The group plans an 11,500 square foot building on 2.65 acres.

“We are steadily moving forward and eager to support the welfare of animals in our community. By joining us for Casino Night, everyone can help impact the future of our furry friends,” said Patrice Reynolds, FOTA executive director.

The Pet Education and Adoption Center will provide housing for adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

Casino Night tickets can be purchased online by Aug. 5. Go to: www.friendsoftheanimals.net/events/casino-night/