Jessica Dragan of California has taken on the opening of the What a Life Animal Shelter which will be opening in February. The first fundraiser to raise funds for the shelter took place on November 15 at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, and featured a silent auction, prizes, live music, viewing of horse races and more, with all proceeds going directly towards creating the planned shelter.
Dragan created the shelter project in the Landmark Education self expression and leadership program. Being passionate about aiding animals in unfortunate circumstances, Dragan has envisioned for years opening her own shelter, and that dream is finally becoming a reality. The shelter will combine the concept of a no-kill safe space for horses, dogs and cats, with the need for homeless and foster children to connect with and care for these animals.
What a Life Shelter will be independently operated and responsible for raising all of its funds to begin and maintain its organization. A wide variety of organizations donated to make the first fundraiser a success, including:
Pet Library and Healthy Spot (doggie daycare, grooming and supplies), Destiny by Design (gift certificates), Intuitive Life Coaching by Marie McNeal, Hair By Marlowe, New Century Productions, Inc. (The Business Design Session, trademarked), Theodoros Kousoulis D.C., C.H.t. (Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Hypnotherapist)
The event will took place specifically at the North Hollywood Park, Gate 2, where guests were able to view the horses entering the track for warm-ups. The cost was $25 per person, which included an entry fee into the park.
Here’s Jessica’s take on the shelter: