Congratulations to Ashley Hollgarth of Weed, California on winning our Critter Car! We pulled Ashley’s name from more than 2,000 people who entered to win a brand new Honda Fit EX. Ashley heard about the fundraiser while listening to the radio and decided she would support our mission of Saving Wildlife by purchasing a ticket online.
The drawing of our Critter Car winner came at the end of a wonderful evening at Belle Fiore. The Animal Ambassadors were on their best behavior and the guests weren’t too bad either! 😉
More than 14 resident Animal Ambassadors made the trip to the picturesque winery in Ashland. This event marked the first time in the history if Wildlife Images that so many animals have gone offsite.
It took a lot of effort, with all hands on deck, but our Animal Care staff handled it beautifully. From making sure the transportation crates were clean, to fitting everyone safely into company vehicles and balancing wild animals in a new environment – our crew sailed through the evening.
Nubs, our Host of the Toast was the perfect gentleman greeting guests as the arrived and then left for the evening. Upstairs, Defiance was his goofy but patient self as he posed with guests and Argo gave plenty of wolf kisses. All these moments were caught on camera by photographer Dustin Peters. A photo gallery will be posted on our Facebook page when the images are ready and you are welcome to download them and share them with friends!
A special thank you tour title sponsor AllCare Health, Mercy, featuring Lynda Morrison, Belle Fiore, Dutch Bros., and Jim Sigel Automotive for their support of the 3rd Annual A Toast to the Wild and our Critter Car.