On behalf of the Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR), we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our guests, local business contributors, annual sponsors, and volunteers for making our 12th annual ROAR With Laughter gala and fund-raising event a huge success. The event, which was held at Rolling Hills Country Club, celebrated ROAR’s recent accomplishments in finding forever homes for rescue cats and dogs and helped raise funds for ROAR to support the continued rescue, care and adoption of animals by the ROAR Donofrio Family Animal Shelter.

Local area businesses and individuals contributed many exciting items for our live and silent auctions, and made donations. We thank these wonderful supporters.

Thank you to our annual sponsors, Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, Blue Buffalo, BMW of Ridgefield, Canine Company, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, and Fairfield County Bank, for their ongoing continued support and generosity.

Also, thank you to Ira Joe Fisher for lending his voice to help tell our story, and to our MC and auctioneer for the evening, Allison Stockel.

Thank you to the ROAR committee chairs and ROAR volunteers for their time to plan our special event and help our guests.

It is through the ongoing support of the local community, generous donors, volunteers and sponsors that make it possible for ROAR’s shelter to provide a warm, safe and welcoming place for over 200 homeless pets each year to receive appropriate vetting and await adoption until each one moves on to rule its own palace and receive “The Royal Treatment.” We are forever grateful.

Donna Donigi Gale and Debbie Murray

Co-chairs, ROAR With Laughter 2018