Welcome to ALAQUA ANIMAL REFUGE
Featured Upcoming Event
The 4th Annual Sip n Shop event is set to be a fabulous day of shopping, eating, and sipping! As a part of the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown weekend on April 4 and 5, Sip n Shop brings together local vendors, winemakers, and chefs in an effort to raise money and awareness for Gulf Coast Charities. It has raised over $1.6 million since 2011 for Gulf Coast charities, one of them being Alaqua Animal Refuge, and last year alone, the Throwdown raised over $826,000.
The Sip n Shop is held Friday, the day before the cook-off and brings together wine makers, food, and shopping. This year, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a main sponsor of the event, which is being held in the bay-front LeCiel ballroom from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Local designers and vendors bring the shopping to the participants as they sip champagne and wine, enjoy a fashion show by local life guards, and a specially prepared three course meal by Chef Jay Kirwin, Executive Chef at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. All proceeds beneﬁt the abused, neglected, and abandoned animals cared for by Alaqua Animal Refuge.
We are currently seeking silent auction items for the Sip and Shop Event. Contact Jill Tanner if you are interested in donating at: email@example.com or call Jill at 850-880-6399.
Ticket price is $150, which includes lunch, and plenty of wine and champagne to sip! Click here to reserve your spot! Can't join us, but want to help the abuse, neglected, and homeless animals of the Emerald Coast? Click here to make a donation!
Shelter Manager Position
The most exciting opportunity in animal rescue is opening up at Alaqua Animal Refuge in Northwest Florida. Alaqua is looking to hire a new Shelter Manager.
The role of Shelter Manager is a critical one in managing not only the day-to-day running of the shelter but also in the future growth of the refuge. It is therefore essential that the successful candidate has previous experience of working in a no-kill shelter environment, managing a multitude of conflicting priorities, and managing large teams.
If you feel you have the right skills, experiences and attributes and would like to learn more, click here for the full job posting.
Alaqua Receives Land Donation of 85-Acres and a $500,000 Matching Grant
$5,000 donation = $10,000 total gift
$2,500 donation = $5,000 total gift
$500 donation = $1,000 total gift
Our capital campaign grant will match, dollar-for-dollar, every gift we receive through December 31, 2014, up to a total of $500,000. If we can raise the full $500,000, we'll have $1 million to help animals in need and host educational exhibits and tours at our new facility.
Please make a donation before December 31st and your gift will go twice as far to help the dogs, cats, horses, pigs, and other animals who depend on us.
Alaqua Animal Refuge – an independent, nonprofit organization located on Florida’s Emerald Coast – advocates the general welfare and humane treatment of animals by providing shelter, prevention of pet overpopulation and adoption services. Located on 10 acres in Freeport, the refuge was formed by Walton County, Fla.-resident Laurie Hood in 2007 when she discovered that countless animals were being euthanized due to the lack of a no-kill shelter/adoption organization in the area. Since that time, Alaqua Animal Refuge has helped find homes for more than 9,000 animals. Currently, up to 100 animals are adopted per month from this unique rescue facility, which serves as a true refuge for more than 250 animals at any given time.