Whiskers & Wine (and Suds!) is our biggest fundraiser of the year!
Whiskers & Wine (and Suds!) is a Wine/Beer Tasting and Silent Auction dedicated to raising funds for Partners for Pets and all that we do. Monies raised go towards veterinary fees and maintaining the adoption center for our rescue cats.
In previous years the proceeds ranged from enough to help us save 15 to 40 cats. But the proceeds from last year alone helped us save nearly 50 cats! This year we're trying to do even better.
History of Whiskers & Wine (and Suds!)
The first Whiskers & Wine was hosted in 2009 at the Lone Canary Winery. That first year was small but we had a good crowd and a tradition was started.
After that first year we moved the function to the Caterina Winery where it was held each year from 2010 to 2012. Auctions packages improved and so did the appetizers. The food was served on trays in which volunteers dressed as waiters/waitresses (black pants, white top) walked around with the appetizers. The winery even donated a portion of wine bottle sales to Partners for Pets.
In 2013 the Caterina Winery closed, leaving Partners for Pets nowhere to hold our annual function. Whiskers & Wine had to be set aside for 2013 and 2014.
We revived Whiskers & Wine in 2015 when we started hosting the event at the fairgrounds. The revived function was a little more casual than its earlier incarnations, but the essence was the same, a wine tastings and a silent auction all to raise funds for Partners for Pets and the cats we save.
Last year we added beer to our Whiskers & Wine event making it our first ever Whiskers & Wine (and Suds!). It was our best year yet thanks to hardworking volunteers providing excellent food and finding wonderful donations for our silent auction items. And the addition of beer tasting was such a hit be decided to keep it around!