Community turns out to help shelter |

Community turns out to help shelter

Heidi Rice
Citizen Telegram Editor
Nearly 250 people came out for the "Spayghetti and No Balls Dinner" — an annual fundraiser for the Rifle Animal Shelter to help pay for the spay and neuter of the animals.
Courtesy Rifle Animal Shelter |

It was either the love of spaghetti or the love of animals, but it drew 248 people out to the Rifle Elks Club for the annual “Spayghetti and No Balls Dinner” fundraising event that benefits the Rifle Animal Shelter.

The benefit raised over $3,000, which will be used to spay and neuter shelter animals.

“This was definitely more than last year and will allow us to spay and neuter a lot of animals,” said Heather Mullen, director of the shelter.

The meal of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert was provided by shelter volunteers, Dean Hubble, Sam Potter and Tony Manuppella, and the Elks Lodge opened up their facility on West Third Street for the event.

“The community response was awesome,” Mullen said. “And this money will go right back into the community.”

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