Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind’s capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights, power or a claim to equality, but in a sense, because they don’t. They all stand unequal and powerless before us.”

– Mathew Scully

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you already know my passions – local food, good causes, and my family – which includes two rescue dogs, Cody, a terrier mutt, and Canta, a mini-schnauzer, that we are grateful for each day. (Well…maybe not when Canta is barking incessantly.)

And if you also care about dogs, and have lived in Bucks County for a few years, you have probably heard about Lulu’s Rescue, a pretty special kind of rescue organization, begun in January 2010. They save dogs who are on “death row” in community shelters, about to end their days because the right home hasn’t been found yet. Lulu’s Rescue is made up of dedicated volunteers with over 30 collective years in rescue, foster, and adoption placement. They are all-breed inclusive, and rather than adopt the dogs out on a “first come first served” basis, they work to find the home that is the best possible match.

In 2010, Lulu’s Rescue pulled, vetted and successfully placed almost 300 dogs into permanent homes in our community. Additionally, Lulu’s Rescue collected and donated almost 4,000 pounds of dog food and needed supplies for shelters in the southern United States. In 2011, Lulu’s Rescue anticipates successfully vetting and finding permanent adoptive homes for more than 500 homeless dogs.

That’s impressive.

So, what does this have to do with local food? On  Saturday, July 16, Lulu’s Rescue will hold their biggest fundraiser to date, Eat, Bark, Bid,  including a Farm-to-Table dinner, live and silent auctions, all to be held at the famous Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, New Jersey. In addition there will be a $100 artwork sale by well known local artists, and a Bucks County Antique Road Show corner featuring appraisers from the popular TV program, as well as live music, and the debut of a video by respected Washington filmmaker Brannon Shiflett about Lulu’s Rescue. Max Hansen Caterers will be providing the delicious food, much of it sourced locally, including hormone- and antibiotic-free, and sustainably raised, beef from None Such Farms, great organic greens from Blue Moon Acres, also in Buckingham, and organic vegetables from Gravity Hill Farm in Lambertville and Comeback Farm in Asbury, New Jersey.

Proceeds from this event will be used to do Lulu’s Rescue’s first mobile spay/neuter outreach program and community education. Tickets are $150 per person, with opportunities for sponsorship at all levels. For more information, see their website here.

Eat, Bark, Bid
Saturday, July 16
Doors open 6 pm

Rago Arts & Auction Center
204 North Union Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530-1503

UPDATE June 24, 2011: Added information about Max Hansen Caterers.

3 Responses to Eat, Bark, Bid

  1. […] Woof, woof. Yum. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you already know my passions – local food, good causes, and my family – which includes two rescue dogs, Cody and Canta. On July 16, the local dog rescue organization, Lulu’s Rescue, is hosting a great fundraiser, Eat, Bark, Bid, full of fun auction items, local artwork, and of course, local food. Max Hansen Caterer will be providing the food. Max says he’ll be getting his food from None Such Farms, Blue Moon Acres, Comeback Farm and Gravity Hill Farm, among others. The event looks like it will be a lot of fun, being held at Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville. For more details and to buy tickets, go to their website at http://www.lulusrescue.com. You can read more about the event here. […]

  2. […] is Lulu’s Rescue’s fundraiser, Eat, Bark, Bid (read more about it on our previous post). The evening looks like it’s going to be a blast and the menu by Max Hansen Caterer sounds […]

  3. […] by Max Hansen Caterer will change your mind. To learn more about the event, read our previous post here. Buy tickets online […]

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