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December 10, 2015 11:26 AM

1st annual Casino Fundraiser

A Lloydminster pet store will be having a fundraiser this weekend in support of a local rescue organization and those who attend will have the option of leaving with a new pet.
The first annual Casino Fundraiser and Adoption Event, held at the Bone and Biscuit Co., will be raising funds for Coca’s Promise Dog Rehabilitation and Rescue on Dec. 11 and 12.
“We are looking to raise funds for things like food, any kind of medical or veterinary expenses that the dogs need and training, so they can be placed in (proper) homes,” said Kirbi Bishop, owner of the Bone and Biscuit Co.
Besides raising money they also hope to raise more awareness about Coca’s Promise, adopt out some rescued pets before Christmas and, hopefully, sign up some volunteers for foster homes. 
The casino night will involve a roulette wheel with one spin going for $5 and three for $10 and every spin is a winner.
Items that can be won range from dog food and toys, treats, and gift certificates from Puppy Love Daycare and Spa.
Door prizes donated from David’s Tea will also be given out. 
“Every spins is a winner so you’re always guaranteed to get something.”
For those thinking of adopting new companions, there will be a litter of kittens on hand Friday and a litter of puppies there Saturday.
They also have older dogs that need to be adopted, all of which can be found on the Coca’s Promise website.
Before people make any decisions about adopting, though, Bishop would like them to make sure it’s something they’ve put a lot of thought into, as taking on a pet isn’t a choice to be made in haste.
“I want to say that a lot of people go to shelters and they adopt, sometimes without fully thinking it through,” Bishop said.
She suggests people make sure it is something they’ve wanted to do over the year and made sure all the proper research is done before taking in a new pet.
“Don’t just go get a big lab puppy and think it’s going to fit your lifestyle; that wouldn’t be the smart thing to do,” she said with a laugh.
For more information on the casino night or for volunteer opportunities with Coca’s Promise visit cocaspromise.webs.com.

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