Skagit Animals In Need to Hold Benefit Fundraiser

Photo: Skagit Animals In Need

Mount Vernon, WASkagit Animals In Need (SAIN) and Dirtie Dog Photography are partnering for “Spirit Unbroken,” a benefit event showcasing the stories of rescued animals and their incredible resilience.

SAIN was founded by Skagit County Animal Control Officer Emily Diaz, and supports local animal-control and law-enforcement agencies in preventing animal cruelty through outreach, education and advocacy programs.

Photo: Skagit Animals In Need

The Spirit Unbroken event will include the launch of SAIN’s 2019 calendar, featuring photography by Marika Moffitt of Dirtie Dog Photography. Sales of the calendar support the organization’s mission and goals of fostering and rehabilitating animals in need, along with preventing animal cruelty.

Dirtie Dog Photography will display artwork from the Spirit Unbroken Project, with framed pieces, matted prints and collections of note cards available for sale. All art pieces feature animals rescued by SAIN volunteers, including several cows and calves the organization nursed back to health after they were seized by Skagit County authorities from a Bay View Farm earlier this year. Moffitt, who regularly volunteers with SAIN, is donating 50% of profits from the event to SAIN.

“These animals have all had difficult journeys, but they still teach us about the resilience of spirit,” Moffitt said. “When you hear their stories, and then see how well they are doing today, you can’t help but be inspired—both by the animals themselves and by the people at Skagit Animals In Need who make it all possible.”

The Spirit Unbroken event will be held on October 27th, 2018 from 5 – 8 p.m.,   at the Farmstrong Brewing Company located at 110 Stewart Road  in Mount Vernon.

For additional information on SAIN and ways to donate, visit their website:

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