I am so thankful for groups who set up places of refuge for abused, abandoned, rescued, and so forth animals. You may have heard of Farm Sanctuary, a fabulous organization which has safe havens in both New York and California. Closer to DC-area folks is Pigs Sanctuary, a West Virginia refuge which was founded to help pigs (pot-bellied, farm pigs, etc) but which has expanded to shelter other farm and domestic animals. On September 19, from 7-9pm, Pigs is hosting a cocktail party at The Darlington House on 20th St, NW. It's a 20th anniversary event that will highlight Pigs' successes and feature a book-signing by Victoria Moran, author of Main Street Vegan.
For more info, visit pigs.org or facebook.com/pigssanctuary.