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“Leap Into Action” Gala to Support Protectors of Animals

The Protectors of Animals (POA) invites community members to dance the night away at Leap Into Action, a benefit gala on Saturday, February 29 to support their efforts.  Leap Into Action runs from 6 - 10 p.m. at the Glastonbury Hill Country Club, and features local radio and television personality Renee DiNino as a special guest host. Enjoy a three-course dinner, silent auction, performance from Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and dancing to DJ Jeff Ladd, all while raising funds to help rescue cats and dogs. A complimentary beer and wine hour will be held from 6 - 7 p.m., followed by a cash bar. Gluten-free and vegan options are available.  

Proceeds from the event will benefit POA, a local non-profit that rescues abandoned, abused, and stray cats and dogs in the Greater Hartford area. POA operates two dog shelters, one cat shelter, and a low-cost spay and neuter clinic called POA Spay!. Since 1975, POA has rescued and found homes for more than 18,000 cats and 7,500 dogs. POA Spay! has completed nearly 10,000 low-cost spay and neuter surgeries since its opening in 2017. 

POA will also provide an informational table so guests can learn about the shelters, clinic, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities. 

This event has been made possible due to the generosity of local sponsors. Interested in supporting the event? Visit poainc.org/sponsors to learn more about current opportunities.

This event is 21+. The Glastonbury Hills Country Club is located at 239 Country Club Road in Glastonbury. Tickets can be purchased at poainc.org/tickets by Friday, February 21, or by calling Kerry Bartoletti at (475) 235-7120. 


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Jessica Sokol

(860) 299-6627
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