BREVARD COUNTY — If you’re looking for something a little different this weekend, HoundsTown USA Space Coast will host its first “Queens for Canines” charity drag show.
Recipient organizations include Furever Home Rescue Inc., Riley’s Rescue of Brevard, SPCA of Brevard and Touch of Gray Rescue.
The event is scheduled for 8-11 p.m. Saturday, November 19 at the Space Coast Convention Center, 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa.
Tickets are available for $35 per person or $345 for a VIP table that seats eight. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. for VIPs and 7:20 p.m. for general admission.
There will be 300 commemorative t-shirts offered to ticket holders, as well as a raffle ticket with each entry. Local businesses donated wonderful prizes for the cause.
The best part is that 100% of the proceeds will go to Brevard County animal organizations and it will be impossible not to have a great time.
“There are so many animals that need help,” said Leslie Bootsch, co-owner of HoundsTown USA Space Coast. “Nonprofit rescues have an impossible job with tough odds. Many facilities that are in need may not be recognized or people may not know if they are legitimate.
“HoundsTown Space Coast works with many wonderful rescues, all of which are legitimate and 100% of the proceeds from this event go directly to them. We can make a difference together.
The show will be hosted by Raquel Markstone and performances will be by Josie Milan, Bridgette Galore, Azhia Li Kincade and Angelica Kincade.
Each performer will do three captivating performances. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash to tip. Artists donate 100% of their cash tips from their final act to rescues to help these organizations even more.
The evening will not only have incredible musical and comedy performances, food available for purchase and multiple cash bars, there will also be a multimedia presentation of adoptable animals.
Ms. Bootsch was inspired by other charity drag shows and said she wanted to organize an event that embraced everyone.
“People have more in common than they think, especially our love for animals,” Ms. Bootsch said. “We’re not so different that we can’t come together for an amazing cause. This event was created to generate funds to help hundreds of animals that humans have abandoned while bringing together people who want to help together in love, laughter and levity for a joyful night.
HoundsTown Space Coast is a fully interactive Doggie Daycare. He also has hotel suites for their puppies who need a vacation while their owners go away.
Cat boarding is also available for pet cats of daycare puppies.
The facility works with many shelters offering dog placement and free socialization to help them adjust.
HoundsTown’s mission is to help provide well-rounded, socialized dogs and alleviate problem behaviors. Goal #1 is to keep dogs out of shelters and rescues and stay home.
“People often call like we’re a kennel just wanting to pick up or drop off their dogs,” Ms. Bootsch said. “We explain that unlike a kennel, we are a fully interactive program where dogs play all day in natural packs. We group puppies according to many criteria and must evaluate each dog.
This is done free of charge and by appointment, Ms. Bootsch added. Once assessed, the day is centered around the dog’s needs and happiness.
If the dogs stay overnight, they only go to their hotel suites to eat and retire for the night.
To book your dog’s free evaluation or for more information about the program or show, call (321) 877-0009.