There’s spaghetti involved. And puppies. Local nonprofit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s fundraising event on Tuesday, June 9 — Spay-ghetti & No Balls — pairs lunch delivery with a cute local rescue, all for $10.
“Brother Wolf did Valentine’s Day deliveries with rescued puppies, and it was such a great success that we decided to try it in conjunction with the Spay-ghetti & No Balls event this year,” says Brother Wolf founder Denise Bitz. “In its first year, the event raised $1,000 for Brother Wolf. Last year the event raised $4,000. We are shooting for $5,000 this year.”
Donated and prepared by Mayfel’s restaurant, each meal includes salad, spaghetti with No Evil Foods’ Italian Stallion meatless sausage (on side), garlic bread and dessert. Owner Loretta Woolley and a staff of volunteers open the restaurant on a would-be day off to fulfill the orders — lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for $10 per head and dinner from 5-8 p.m., for $15.
While lunch delivery service is only available for downtown customers who order at least four meals per location and register by Friday, June 5, supporters can also dine-in (limited seating), take away or participate in the silent auction or raffle to support the nonprofit’s spay and neuter fund.
“Brother Wolf’s spay and neuter fund is critical to helping animals in Asheville. There is a direct correlation between the number of spayed or neutered animals in a community and the number of animals that end up in that community’s shelters,” explains Bitz. “We have seen the number of unwanted puppies and kittens drop within Buncombe County as more effort has been put into making sure that our community’s animals are spayed or neutered, but we still have a long way to go.”
Bitz says the event is held during summer’s “kitten season” — when the fund faces the most strain. “Brother Wolf is currently caring for many kittens both in foster homes and at the adoption center,” she says, but shelter representatives are hopeful that their fundraising efforts will continue to make a difference.
“Families, individuals and even tourists have attended the event in past years,” Bitz says. “With the lunch option this year, we are hoping that businesses will come out on their lunch break or treat their employees to the take-out option with a puppy in tow!”
Visit bwar.org for tickets or more information or simply stop by Mayfels on Tuesday, June 9 to participate in the fundraiser.