Show Some Love for Emancipet

Fundraising kits offer treats for a Valentine’s Sit Stay Day at home

Delicious treats and furry friends are two of the best parts of life. The eighth annual fundraiser for Austin’s low-cost veterinary clinic, Emancipet, is going strong, but there’s still time to order before the February 9th drop-off.

“Each Sit Stay Day kit is filled with over 50 sweets, snacks, drinks, gift cards, and treats for your pet. Whole Foods Market provides everything you need to bake a delicious pesto, artichoke, and sundried tomato flatbread – perfect for a cozy Valentine's weekend in,” says Kathleen Nobbe, Emancipet’s Central Texas philanthropy manager.

“Every year, we get feedback on how much everyone loves the kit packaging itself! Everything is packaged in a large plastic box, along with a reusable shopping bag from Blue Avocado, which can both be repurposed after the contents have been enjoyed,” Nobbe adds.

The kit also offers Tito's Handmade Vodka, a 6-pack of Shiner Light Blonde, and Maine Root Root Beer, which is great because staying at home means libations are in order. Dessert is practically synonymous with Valentine’s Day, and Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, LovePuppies Brownies, and Love Child popcorn mix from Irene's will have goodies in the box as well. There are many other tasty goods and the full list is available on the Sit Stay Day event page.

As if this chill party in a box wasn’t already great enough, proceeds from the kits benefit the important services that this organization provides for our four-legged community. Emancipet provides affordable, accessible veterinary care through their three Austin clinics and mobile unit (along with locations in Killeen, Houston, and Philadelphia). Pets receive care that includes low cost vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, flea/tick prevention, and heartworm treatment. “In 2017, we served 100,000 pets and their families,” says Nobbe.

She adds, “Everyone knows Austinites love their pets! Pets bring us so much joy, and we see firsthand that pet owners want what is best for them. We believe that every pet needs and deserves high-quality veterinary care to keep them healthy and happy for their entire lives. Sometimes a visit to the vet is financially out of reach for a family, even inaccessible in some communities. We're here to change that.”

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