My Furry Valentine, a spay-ghetti and no balls dinner benefiting Lincoln Animal Ambassadors and Nebraska No-Kill Canine Rescue, was held at Warehouse #4 in downtown Lincoln on February 15th.

Over 150 people enjoyed a Valentine-themed plated spaghetti dinner complete with featured speaker Warren Cox, former director of the Houston SPCA, and a dessert auction with lovely desserts auctioned off by Tom Bassett. Providing music for the evening were Heather Pedersen and Michaela Urbauer.

LAA would like to thank our wonderful sponsors and donors without whom we would not have been able to hold this event:

US Property
Cornerstone Print & Marketing
Belmont Veterinary Center
Canine Scrub
The Cure, Inc.
Deer Springs Winery
Domesti-Pups
Duteau Subaru
Ehlers Animal Care
Eidos
Greater Lincoln Obedience Club
The Groom Room
Jennifer Kottas
Larry Pankoke
Tom Meyers
Nature’s Logic
Pet Care Center
Jeff and Susan Porter
Sadie Dog Fund
Sarah Rivers, Woods Bros. Realty
Second Chance Pups
Solution One
South Ridge Animal Clinic
Superior Veterinary Clinic
Stem Gallery
Wachal Pet Health Center

Dinner was provided by The Olive Garden and Whole Foods Market.

Desserts provided by the following sponsors and donors:

BKD Pet Necessities
Butterfly Bakery
Cheesecake Diva
Donna Kavanagh
Edible Arrangements
Florio’s Italian Steakhouse & Lounge
Katie Brown
Le Quartier Baking Company
Pan Dulce Bakery
The Parthenon Greek Grill
Serendipities Cupcakes
Stauffer’s Café and Pie Shoppe
Village Inn
The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge

Thanks to our student wait staff.

And special thanks to Frances Hayes, Susan Lien, and Erik Rivers.

Thank you to everyone who made this event possible, and to all the volunteers who work hard to improve the lives of companion animals. Approximately $6500 was raised to benefit Lincoln Animal Ambassador’s low-cost spay and neuter program and Nebraska No-Kill Canine Rescue’s adoption program. These funds will greatly assist our programs in meeting the needs of Lincoln’s pet population.