Mark your calendars for June 17th an get your tickets now! The 5th Annual Canine Carnival and Mardi Paws to benefit the dogs of It Takes a Village Canine Rescue is one event you don't want to miss!


It Takes A Village Canine Rescue is hosting the 5th annual Canine Carnival and Mardi Paws, June 17th at Tropicana Evansville in downtown Evansville serving up Cajun food including shimp & grits, chicken & sausage gumbo, jalepeno cornbread, homemade bread pudding  and a whole lot more. In true Mardi Gras fashion, there will be plenty of masks & beads as well as live music, a cash bar, adoptable dogs and puppies, silent & live auctions, carnival entertainment & fortune telling by Madame Faye!

Tickets will not be available at the door for this event so you do need to purchase them in advance. Tickets are available online or you can save the online service fees and purchase them in person at It Takes a Village on Stockwell Road in Evansville during their normal hours of operation. Tickets will cost you $45 per person, $85 per couple or $325 table for  of 8 before June 7th. After the 7th, tickets will be $50, $90 & $350 respectively. Ticket sales end June 12th.

It Takes a Village Canine Rescue is a 501 c3 non-for-profit no-kill shelter and rescue in Evansville. Their mission is to do "what it takes to find loving homes for stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals, and to keep these animals safe and free from further suffering. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, veterinarians, animal control organizations, and trainers, we are able to rescue countless animals every year and provide them with loving temporary care as we work to find them well-matched forever homes. Although we do not discriminate based on breed, size or color, we have a particular interest in bully breeds, black dogs and other hard-to-place dogs. True to our no-kill policy, all “adoptable” animals are given the time, love and care needed to find their permanent home. We never euthanize for time or space purposes, and only perform humane euthanasia’s in the event of extreme, untreatable illness or aggression."

The proceeds from the Canine Carnival and Mardi Paws event will go to help them continue with their day-to-day expenses including food, shelter and vet care for these animals.

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