2016 BIG BASH SUCCESS!!
The 2016 Basil's BIG Bash was a phenomenal success by all accounts--and truly a Herculean effort on the part of our incredible volunteers! From our early estimates, it looks like the event yielded over $120,000 in NET PROCEEDS for ASAP! And that doesn't include any of the incredibly generous in-kind donations from our local businesses! This is a 20% increase in revenue from the first two years!! Whoohooo--that's alotta cat food for ASAP ;)
About ASAP's 2016 Video
Cats cannot speak for themselves, so for the past 27 years, ASAP has been a strong voice for them—consistently and without fail coming to the rescue for those in need. As much as our focus has been on rescuing THEM, over these many years, it’s impossible to ignore how these cats in turn touch our lives. They bring profound joy, comfort, affection, entertainment and companionship—they remind us of our humanity and enrich our lives in countless ways.
Each of the thousands of cats that have passed through ASAP has affected so many people—from the person who might have picked them up as a stray, or an owner who might not be able to keep them and desperately needs to know that they will be safe at our shelter, to our volunteers and staff who care for these cats from the first moment they cross our threshold, to all of our donors and supporters, who give so generously and make everything possible—ALL of our lives have been touched by these cats.
But ASAP is really just the beginning of the story— because each of these cats now has a person, a place to call home—together they make a family. Each of these families has a story. Tonight’s video honors the relationship between our ASAP cats and the people who adopt them. There are so many ASAP stories—always heartwarming, and “cats being cats”, never boring!! But sometimes these stories are truly life-saving, as in the case of Lyell & Stanley.
We are privileged to share Lyell & Stanley’s story in our 2016 video—it is unique and very special, and we are grateful to Lyell Holmes Taylor for opening his heart and sharing his experience so honestly.