Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Annual Gala

Taking guests on a trip around the world with its 2019 World Tour theme, Helen Woodward Animal Center is celebrating its 31stannual Spring Fling Gala at a new location; the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe on June 8, 2019.

Known for its 5-star dining experience highlighting tapa-style portions from San Diego’s top restaurants, the Spring Fling Gala is Helen Woodward Animal Center’s biggest fundraising event of the year. The private non-profit organization in Rancho Santa Fe has 13 unique programs all dedicated to the mission of people helping animals and animals helping people.

This year’s gala committee, the largest one yet, is excited to bring the World Tour theme to life at their new venue, thanks to committee member Joel Garlejo who is heading the event’s décor. A special thanks to the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Longtime Center friend and supporter Jaime Carr recruited animal-lover Erin Combs and together they will co-chair the charity event.

Keeping up with her tradition, Committee Restaurant Chair Ann Dizney has secured an impressive lineup of over 20 restaurants including The Melting Pot, The Fish Market, Bluewater Grill and Donovan’s Steak & Chop House.

Following dinner, guests will delight in sweet treats and a meet and greet with Center therapy pets and adorable adoptable puppies, as well as local beer, wine and spirits while enjoying live entertainment from Haute Chile. Plus, the night will include a rousing live and silent auction featuring exclusive items such as unique travel opportunities and experiences, art work and signed memorabilia.

Guests will be moved by life-saving animal stories highlighting the work done to transfer pets in need to the Center to find new homes and learn about the Center’s efforts to help the pets of San Diego’s homeless.

Tickets to the 31st Annual Spring Fling Gala can be purchased at Silver, Gold and Platinum levels with various special amenities included at each level. Visit www.animalcenter.org/spring-fling-gala to purchase tickets.