The Vegan Fall Dance Launches in Vancouver to support local animal rescue

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What do you get when you combine animal rescue, the Vancouver vegan community, food from some of the city’s best vegan chefs and businesses, a silent auction, and a dance floor? Enter The Vegan Fall Dance.

The Vegan Fall Dance is a new annual fundraising event, which provides financial aid for local animals rescuers and their companion animals, who have encountered significant unexpected medical costs. Every year, the Dance will support a different animal in the community, and a different (human) rescuer. This year, the Dance will support Chief.

 Chief was rescued in May 2018, by Rhiannon Whitney (Willow’s Wax Bar, The Vegan Project, Liberation BC). Chief’s previous owner was unable to take care of Chief’s medical needs, including stage four periodontal disease, potential prostate cancer, potential hernia, a high white blood cell count and low mass. After the support of many committed veterinarians, and the support of his new family, Chief’s white blood cell count is now Normal, he has successfully transitioned to a vegan diet, and his additional medical needs are being supported with consistent care and monitoring. Following major dental surgery, his neutering surgery, and medication and supplements, Chief’s medical costs will be relatively consistent for the rest of his life.

This year, all funds raised at the Vegan Fall Dance will support Chief’s journey.  The event will be 1980’s Prom Themed, and feature the music stylings of DJ Shad. Vegans are no strangers to the importance of food, and this lineup will not disappoint:  Blue Heron Creamery, PlantBase Foods, Dee Dimla(of Meet in Gastown), Must Love Cupcakes, Livvy’s cookies, Amai Treats, Caju Foods, and more. Additional means to support will be via door prizes, a silent auction, the photo booth, cash bar, and more.

When we rescue animals, we often do so because there is no other option. We rescue prioritizing that animal, and acknowledge it is the best option for that. At times, we do so with the understanding that we may encounter unexpected twists, turns, and challenges. Supporting the members of our community when they encounter these twists and turns is imperative, and when it’s a vegan dance complete with an epic feast, it’s simply a no brainer.


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   See you at the Vegan Fall Dance!
-Zoe MP
I @zoemarg

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