A Place for Peanut, Inc. to Host 2nd Annual Gala on August 17th

Event benefiting A Place for Peanut, a non-profit horse sanctuary and equine therapy foundation

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Gala to be held at Kirby Ice House at 3333 Eastside Street starting at 7 p.m.

A Place for Peanut, which was founded in January 2016, is dedicated to rescuing horses, donkeys and miniature horses from being slaughtered while bringing joy to children and veterans in hospitals through its special programs and therapy.

A Place for Peanut will honor Michelle Mantor for her work as an animal activist. Mantor is the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of Houston PetTalk Magazine, where she has been publishing and participating in Houston’s vibrant pet community for more 15 years.

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PetTalk strives to educate the public about responsible pet care and helps promote the valuable work of many rescue groups and shelters throughout Houston. She was a founding board member of the BARC Foundation and currently sits on its advisory board. Through Mantor’s work with Houston Humane Society, she discovered an abused and neglected stallion that she adopted and named Freedom.

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Megan Cardet, Founder and President of A Place for Peanut said: “When I stumbled across Peanut, a miniature orphan foal in a Texas pen, I immediately became driven to save horses and other equines that are at risk of being killed. We are extremely grateful for everyone who has helped us give horses a second chance at life, so that they can give back to others in need.”

Honorary Chair, Michelle Maresh along with Gala Co-Chairs, Christine and Steve Johnson will welcome guests to a fun-filled evening with bites and beverages along with live entertainment provided by Houston’s legendary, Scott Gertner Jazz Band.

Houston abstract artist Ann Marie Vancas will paint “live” a piece of artwork that will be auctioned during the evening for the organization. Casey Curry will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Guests will have the chance to meet two miniature rescue horses from the sanctuary and place their bets in a live and silent auction.  

Proceeds from the event and auction will help A Place for Peanut continue saving and rehabilitating horses – including the food and medical attention.

Tickets are $75 online and prior to the event; $100 at the door. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased online at  https://apfpgala2.eventbrite.com

For more information on A Place for Peanut, Inc. including sponsorship opportunities and donations, visit www.aplaceforpeanut.com,  email megan@aplaceforpeanut.com, and follow the organization on Facebook and Instagram.

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