The Abandoned Pet Rescue
(APR) has been saving animals since 1996 and will celebrate its 15th anniversary on April 16 at the Police Benevolent Association Hall in Fort Lauderdale, according to a recent report by the Sun Sentinel.
The event will be called "Hugs & Kisses for Hounds & Kittens" and tickets will be sold for $50 each.
"We have an incredible infrastructure. Our biggest obstacle is awareness in the South Florida/Fort Lauderdale Community, so we hope people will help us spread the word," Barry Peterson, the Chair of the Board, told the news source.
Since 1998, when the APR moved into its current facility, the animal shelter has rescued and provided adoptive homes for about 150 animals per year.
In a time when cats and dogs continue to be abandoned by owners and sometimes euthanized in over-crowded animal shelters, the APR is the largest no-kill animal shelter in Broward County.
It is also doing extraordinarily well, having rescued 300 animals in this year alone, with increases expected for next year.
APR is currently building a Young Professional Division to help raise awareness for its cause, according to the news source.