We had a great turnout at our fundraiser yesterday at the Argonaut Hotel at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco! Many thanks to everyone who showed up to support our efforts!
The program started just after 1:00 pm with a presentation of The Year In Rescues, which was a look back, through video and pictures, of the many wild animals rescued over the last 12 months.
It concluded with an awards ceremony, where individuals received Certificates of Recognition for their role in helping a wild animal.
A few people received the Purple Cape Award, honoring great acts of heroism. Only one Purple Cape recipient was present and able to receive his award. Dave Cogswell was honored for braving the silty bottom and shoulder-deep waters of the pond at the Palace of Fine Arts to save a young owlet from drowning.
After the show, guests were treated to wild hibiscus champagne cocktails and an elegant display of hors d'oeuvres amid a fine selection of silent auction items.
MANY THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS WHO WORKED THE EVENT, HELPING ENSURE GUESTS HAD A GREAT TIME!!!
After the event, in WildRescue fashion, responders, Winnie, Kelle, Duane, and Rebecca, set out in search of a reportedly injured female wood duck at Lloyd Lake. By the time they arrived and met with the RP, it was quite dark. Even so, they managed to find the duck, sitting on a log in the lake. After a few valiant tries, they lost sight of her and decided to call it a night and try again in the morning.