Local animal rescue groups to hold Surf ‘n Paws event Aug. 9 in Del Mar


Synergy Animal Rescue, Lionel’s Legacy, and Kira announced their first collaborative effort to raise awareness about the role they play in rescuing our community’s most vulnerable animals.

From noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 9, these groups will hold their first Surf ‘N Paws event at Tsavo’s Canine Rehabilitation Center (2120 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Ste. 120, Del Mar, CA 92014). They hope to draw attention to the world of rescue beyond local shelters.

Carla Naden, director of synergy, said, “When we work together as rescues, our collective voice becomes so much stronger for the animals. A collaboration of love always wins. The animals need us to win, and together we create the change needed to ensure every animal, no matter how sick or how old, is given respect, love, and dignity.”

Synergy, Lionel’s Legacy, and Kira hope this event accomplishes two things:

• Educate the public about the importance of independent nonprofit animal rescues. Many people believe all animals in need are rescued by the local shelters, when in reality, outside rescues work every day to rescue sick, injured, and geriatric animals from overburdened shelters.

• Encourage the public to get involved. The only way these rescues are successful is with the public’s support. Their call to action is for local citizens to foster, adopt, volunteer, or donate. Thousands of desperately sick and injured animals have been tossed aside by society, and often, people who want to help simply don’t know how. This event will show the community how to get involved.

This promises to be a fun-filled event, complete with delicious vegan vittles, beer, surfing pups, a silent auction, art, vendors, and even an underwater doggie photographer! Well-behaved dogs and humans are welcome to attend. Tickets (which include food, two drinks and a raffle ticket) are $15 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-surf-n-paws-fundraiser-tickets-16999336473. Tickets can also be purchased at the event for $20. Visit www.animalsynergy.org.