Coco's to Host 9th Anniversary Cocktail Party
On March 24, 2018, Coco’s Animal Welfare is hosting its 9th Anniversary Cocktail Party in Playa del Carmen. There will be live music, a raffle, and a live and online auction. If you're going to be in town, this is a fantastic opportunity to help support this wonderful local non-profit.
Coco’s Animal Welfare is a non-profit organization dedicated to humanely reducing and controlling cat and dog populations in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, Mexico through their permanent clinic facility and mobile spay and neuter clinics. Low cost or free sterilization is provided for pets, street dogs and cats, and animals rescued by local rescue groups.
Coco’s was started by Laura Raikes in 2009. After moving to Mexico, Laura’s cat, Coco, was run over, as many of the drivers in Mexico see cats as a pest and make no attempt to avoid them if they see them on the road. Laura decided she wanted to help address the problem of too many stray cats-which leads them to be cruelly treated. She began rescuing kittens and spaying/neutering feral cats and Coco’s Cat Rescue (now Coco's Animal Welfare) was created.
Since the organization was founded nine years ago, Coco’s has spayed and neutered more than 28,000 animals, helping to greatly reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs in the Riviera Maya. Some of their programs include regular spay/neuter clinics, kitten support, cat cafes at hotels and resorts, rescue and adoption programs, and community outreach.
Coco’s 9th Anniversary Cocktail Party is taking place March 24, 2018 at the Fiesta Inn in downtown Playa del Carmen. The party starts at 8pm and tickets cost $200 pesos presale or $250 pesos at the door. You can buy your tickets ahead of time at Coco’s Animal Welfare. With your ticket you will be treated to two complimentary cocktails at the event. All proceeds from this event will benefit Coco’s Animal Welfare so they can continue their important work in the community.
Last year’s event was a huge success, raising a grand total of $138,203 pesos! The silent auction will take place the day of the event and the online auction will run from April 4-15, 2018.
If aren't able to attend, but would still like to make a donation toward Coco’s Animal Welfare, you can do so by visiting their website: cocosanimalwelfare.org.
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All photos by Coco’s Animal Welfare