The Bianca Rae Foundation held its annual adoption event, Gardens to the Rescue presented by G&M Oil CompanyOctober 2 at The Gardens on El Paseo.
Once a year, the foundation brings together animal welfare groups, shelters and desert shelters to bring adoptable pets to the gardens. The event saw vendors donate a portion of proceeds to the foundation, along with live music, raffles and adoptable dogs.
Live music was provided by members of the Academy of musical interpretationwhich features student groups and artists.
“We always like to shine a light on young talent,” said Bianca Raefounder of the Bianca Rae Foundation.
Animal groups involved included animal samaritans, love all animals, California paws, Coachella Animal Network, Desert Humanitarian Society, Live freely and Riverside County Animal Services.
The event resulted in eight adoptions and four additional animals were able to leave Riverside County Animal Services and go to Animal Samaritans, a no-kill rescue.
“We are so proud to have saved 12 lives, with many more adoptions promising or pending,” Rae said.
Special thanks to the Gardens on El Paseo for their continued support and to G&M Oil Company for once again helping the foundation make an impact.
“Our mission is to get homeless pets out of shelters and into loving homes,” Rae said. “It’s so important to get these adoptable animals out of shelter cages and into a comfortable, outdoor setting like gardens. That’s when we see them calm down and their true selves shine through. This gives people a real opportunity to fall in love with them.The foundation is proud to be able to serve as a unifier in the world of animal welfare to bring all these groups of animals together and spread the word about the importance of animal welfare. ‘adoption.
According to its website, “The Bianca Rae Foundation strives to give voice to the voiceless. The foundation is divided into two verticals: a focus on Southern California youth guidance and leadership and a on providing resources to homeless animals.”
For more information or to donate, visit biancaraefoundation.org.