Sarasota in Defense of Animals to host open house and picnic on Sunday, April 2

Fundraising event to enable contributors to see the facilities and meet some of the animals

Attendees will be able to welcome Unicorn, a new member of the SDA family. Image courtesy SDA

Sarasota in Defense of Animals (SDA), a nonprofit animal rescue organization, will host an open house and picnic on Sunday, April 2, it has announced.

The fundraising event will begin at noon and end at 3 p.m., a news release says. The cookout will feature vegetarian items, the release adds. The cost per ticket is $25.

To register for the picnic, click here. SDA is located at 5649 Old Ranch Road in Sarasota.

The open house will give donors an opportunity to visit the 10-acre sanctuary, the news release points out. SDA supports several hundred animals that otherwise would have no chance of survival, the release adds; the nonprofit makes lifetime care for them possible.

“These animals are unadoptable because of physical, emotional and/or behavioral reasons,” the news release notes.

Along with the picnic, the open house will feature opportunities to feed the animals and visits to the catteries.

SDA offers these details about its work. Image from the website