Government House sets scene for ‘paw-fect’ event

RSPCA animals will soon be mingling with some of Hobart’s best dressed at an official fundraising cocktail party to be held at Tasmania’s historic Government House in March.

But the furry visitors will be more than just special guests on the night – they will also be available for adoption.

Hosted by Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner, the RSPCA Tasmania event will feature fine food and wine, live music from local Hobart act “Yesterday’s Gentlemen” and a live auction and raffle.

RSPCA chief executive officer Peter West said he was thrilled to have Prof Warner hosting the charity event at such an iconic venue.

“Prof Warner is our very committed and enthusiastic patron, so we are pleased and proud that she has chosen the state’s most prolific animal welfare charity to be the beneficiary of this prestigious event,” he said.

“Many of the community have not been inside Government House, so this is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy wonderful food and wine, the unique company of two and four-legged friends and the ambience of the house and grounds.

“We’re hoping that the community will seize this chance to enjoy a unique social experience and, at the same time, raise much-needed funds to continue to help Tasmanian animals.”

The main event will take place in Government House’s iconic ballroom, which has access to a Victorian-era private garden.

The fundraising cocktail party will be held on Wednesday 29 March from 5.30pm.

Tickets are available online at www.rspcatas.org.au/GC and numbers are limited.

Ten tickets or more purchased in one booking will receive a 16 per cent discount.

Caption: In a Government House first, animals will mingle with guests at an official function at Tasmania’s historic Government House on 29 March 2017.

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