Animal welfare organization One Dog at a Time has a host of events coming up, including boat trips, painting events, bowling, dog shows, car boot sales and murder mystery nights, as well as raffles and sweepstakes, to help raise money for its animal rescues.

A Night at the Races

“Bet” on the animated horse races on May 21 at Lone Star on West Bay Road, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and include drink specials plus nibbles. There will be prizes for the overall winner, as well as the largest win on a race, in addition to prize draws for all attendees.

Tickets are available from Lone Star, Cayman Animal Hospital, or by emailing [email protected]

Stingray boat trip

The boat trip includes a stop at the Stingray Sandbar, snorkeling and a visit to Starfish Point. The next boat trip is on June 19 on the Allura catamaran. The trip costs $35, which includes nibbles. Drinks, including beer, rum punch and soft drinks, will be available to purchase, with all proceeds going directly to the animal rescue group.

“The boat trip is always a sellout and a good fundraiser for us,” said Paula Whythe of One Dog at a Time. “The trip is relaxing and reminds you of the beauty in Cayman.”

The boat leaves The Yacht Club, Dock C, at 1 p.m., and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Call 917-3370 or email [email protected]

One Dog At A Time's recent Pet Pawtrait event proved a popular draw for dog lovers.
One Dog At A Time’s recent Pet Pawtrait event proved a popular draw for dog lovers.

One Dog at a Time

The animal rescue group was set up in 2012 with the aim of rescuing strays, as well as animals that would otherwise be euthanized at the Department of Agriculture. So far this year, the group has rescued 27 dogs, and 22 of them have already been placed in homes on island, or through rescue partners in New York and Toronto.

“Since our inception we have grown in size, and more people are aware of the work we do,” Whythe said. “Our events are popular as they are aimed at different people and change every month. Our target is to raise $1,000 a month. Some events raise more than this, some less, but we have to keep having money coming in to cover the costs. The less money we have, the less dogs we can help.”

It costs $95 for the group to get a dog from the pound, in addition to veterinarian fees. Once dogs are rescued they are sent to live with foster families until a permanent home can be found.

For a full list of fundraising events, as well as details on how you can help One Dog at a Time help Cayman’s strays, visit the group’s Facebook page, onedogatatime13.