Prior QAS Events

The Quincy Animal Shelter is a No-Kill, Volunteer-run, Non-Profit Organization, so all donations go toward animal care, education, and fundraising. Medical care, including spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations, is by far our greatest expense. Below are some events from prior years.  Thank you for your continued support.

2nd Annual Yappy Hour
Purr, Wag, & Wine event
Clear the Shelter 2015
Yappy Hour
15th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
6th Annual Cause 4 Paws

QAS 2nd Annual Yappy Hour! 

On Saturday, August 27, 2016 dogs and their owners joined us for QAS's Yappy Hour at Blue.  Dogs of all sizes and breeds were welcome at Yappy Hour. "Like" us on Facebook to stay up to date on our next event.


 
Dapper dogs and their humans were all smiles, excited for a fun afternoon of food, drink, raffle prizes, and new friends.           Dogs great...          and small were in attendance
        at Blue at Marina Bay. 
     
     
QAS resident, Buffy, stopped by in hopes of finding his forever home.  Longtime QAS volunteer, Auntie
Peg, enjoyed a few hors d'oeuvres at
Yappy Hour.

Attendees loved soaking in the sunshine during one of the final weekends of summer.
     
   
These lucky ladies were all smiles after winning awesome prizes from the QAS raffle  Some furry friends dressed to impress for the occasion.   
     
 


Pups were on their best behavior throughout the QAS event!



Quincy Animal Shelter’s Purr, Wag, & Wine event! 

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, 150 QAS supporters gathered at The Boston Winery for QAS' Purr, Wag, & Wine event. The event was a great success and raised more than $16,500 for the shelter. This money is vital in continuing QAS' mission of caring for and finding forever, loving homes for homeless cats and dogs of Quincy and surrounding communities. 

We would like to thank all of the supporters, attendees, volunteers, raffle and silent auction item donors, silent auction and raffle contest participants, the jazz quartet who provided entertainment, and our event's sponsor, Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists in Quincy, for making the evening a great success!

All photos: Quincy Animal Shelter




Attendees lined up at the event's check-in desk.
QAS President, Peter Helms, kicking off the evening and thanking everyone for attending.
Kit Burke, QAS Shelter Director, spoke to the crowd about how QAS fund raising events like
the Purr, Wag, & Wine event are critical to the running of the shelter. QAS is not a city department nor does it receive city or government funding. We rely solely on money coming from our fundraising events, adoption fees, and donations to provide care and
medical support for the cats and dogs coming into the shelter.

     



Purr, Wag, & Wine event sponsor Sam
Kramer, of Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists in Quincy, with Joanne, QAS' Board of Directors.


Wines available for tasting, in addition to others: Mala Femmina (translation "bad woman" in Italian), Cabernet Sauvignon, and (sparkling) Brachetto.

Silent auction items all lined up, just waiting for the bidders to come!

     



Some of the silent auction items were: two sailcloth bags, a wine basket with two wines from The Boston Winery and goodies (basket by the Peterboro Basket Company), and an original aluminum mounted Cape Cod photograph.

Auction items also included: a Wicker Cooler by the Peterboro Basket Company with 4 microbrews, Patriots Pre-Season game tickets, and a one day sail with lunch and cocktails on a 51 foot Morris Yacht.

      Raffle prizes awaiting their tickets.

     



The special $1000 cash balloon prize for one lucky winner.
Picking out which raffle items to try for.
Michele Mold, event co-chair and member of QAS' Board of Directors (left) and Jan, a QAS volunteer (right) share a smile break between selling raffle tickets.

     



Lining up for the wine tasting.
Hors d'oeuvres are served! 
Event attendees bidding on silent auction items and watching the slideshow of QAS' alumni.
     



A local jazz quartet comprised of Nacho Gonzalez, Marcelo Mccagnan, Will Lunny, and Kaleigh McKeon provided musical entertainment throughout the night.
A representative from "Quincy Saves" provided information to attendees about the new partnership with the City of Quincy. "Quincy Saves" helps residents save energy in their homes through the "Mass Save" program. Each completed free home energy assessment coming from the wine event will result in a donation made to QAS.
Flowers and plants from Almquist Flowers of Quincy provided splashes of color and cheer for each table.

   



Purr, Wag, & Wine attendees enjoying wine, food, and conversation.
Peter with Dawn announcing a raffle prize winner.
A raffle prize winner collecting his prize from Dawn Gaffney, event co-chair and member of QAS' Board of Directors.
     


 
The $1000 balloon raffle winner, Brenda, receiving a hug from Peter.
At the end of the evening, attendees selected a cat or dog treat bundle to take home.


QAS's Clear the Shelter Event! 
On Saturday, August 15, QAS joined hundreds of shelters across the country for Clear The Shelters Day, a national initiative to find homes for all adoptable animals. Nearly, 20,000 pets were adopted during this goodwill drive. 

QAS partnered with NECN and NBC affiliate stations to raise awareness for the day and the shelter, and as a result, nearly half of QAS's animals were adopted. QAS visitors who couldn't adopt an animal showed support by bringing in donations, providing monetary donations, and buying QAS t-shirts and raffle tickets.

To learn more about this national day, follow the #ClearTheShelters conversation on Twitter.




 Photo: QAS Staff    
QAS volunteers and visitors enjoyed fresh air and beautiful weather during Clear The Shelters Day.
 Photo: QAS Staff    
Dozens of attendees stopped by to show their support.

 Photo: QAS Staff    
Visitors chatted with volunteers, toured the shelter, and received giveaways throughout   the day. 
     



 Photo: QAS Staff    
Visitors purchased raffle tickets for a chance   to win a Red Sox tickets, a dog or cat gift basket, and a $50 gift card.


 Photo: QAS Staff    
QAS swag--t-shirts, tank tops, and hoodies--was sold to support the shelter. 



 Photo: QAS Staff    
QAS provided baby bottles from its kitten shower as piggy banks. Visitors who brought bottles home are encouraged to collect their spare change and donate their collection to     the shelter. 
     



 Photo: QAS Staff    
Volunteers distributed free cat and dog emergency packs that included water, food, and toys.
 Photo: QAS Staff    
The mission for the day was simple: find all of QAS's adoptable animals loving homes! 

 Photo: QAS Staff    
Visitors purchased and provided donations for pet supplies. 

     

   
 Photo: QAS Staff    
Success! Eights cats and seven kittens found their forever homes during Clear The Shelters Day. 

 

     
QAS's First Yappy Hour! 
On Wednesday, July 15, 2015 over two dozen dogs and their owners joined us for QAS's first-ever Yappy Hour at the Best Western Adams Inn in Quincy.

Special guests included Mayor Tom Koch, Margaret Laforest, Ward 1 City Councilor, and Quincy Police K9 Officers, Scott Doherty and Mace. 

Dogs of all sizes and breeds were welcome at Yappy Hour. "Like" us on Facebook to stay up to date on our next event.

   
Photo: QAS Staff     
Despite the clouds looming overhead, over two dozen dogs, their owners, and friends of QAS enjoyed good food, good spirits, and good conversation under the Adam's Inn gazebo.
 Photo: Lisa Aimola     
Mayor Tom Koch and Margaret Laforest, Ward 1 City Councilor, joined members of the QAS Board, Bea DiMattia, and Dawn Gaffney for a little boardwalk time with the dogs. 
 Photo: Lisa Aimola     
Attendees made friends--of the two-legged kind. 
     

   
Photo: Lisa Aimola    
Doggy hellos were exchanged outside the gazebo at QAS Yappy Hour.  
Photo: QAS Staff       
Dogs big and small socialized with each other at QAS Yappy Hour.  
Photo: QAS Staff     
Fourteen lucky raffle winners won prizes, which included: gift certificates, dog and cat goodie basket, sail cloth bags, Red Sox tickets, and more! 
     
     
Photo: Lisa Aimola             
This owner and pet took a break from meeting doggy friends to pose for a photo.  
   Photo: Lisa Aimola               
       I'll take a water straight up, please. 
 Photo: Lisa Aimola                
Quincy Police K9 Officers Scott Doherty and Mace stopped by to say hello. 
We appreciate everything they do to keep our city safe!
     

15th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner! 
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 6th Annual Cause4Paws! 

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