Coronado Cares hosted a wine tasting to help fund its Trap Neuter Return program. The weekend afternoon event at was the fledgling organization's first fundraiser.
It drew more than 50 people and raised over $2,500.
The trap program reduces the feral cat population because once they are in a volunteer's hands, the organzation takes them to be spayed or neutered, then turns them loose again.
“It's a win-win for both humans and animals,” Coronado Cares President Gloria Aberasturi said.
She went on to point out that while cats help keep the rodent population down, their rapid reproduction is not good for the moms or their kittens. The program spares people from having to deal with the consequences.
The first taste, a sauvignon blanc, was on Patti Nordengreen, WineStyles' owner, who was thrilled to host the event. “I love animals, especially goldens [golden retrivers],” she said.
A number of businesses donated prizes: , , , , , , and .