Staff Report

The Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society will hold its fifth annual “Spay-Ghetti” Dinner at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos on March 2.

All proceeds will help fund the low-fee spay and neuter clinic at the humane society, which has been open since the early 1980s.

The local humane society receives no government funding, and has continued to operate only because of private donors and foundations. In addition to care and adoption of animals, the group offers low-cost spay and neuter services, routine dental cleanings, vaccines, microchips and dog boarding.

The Spay-Ghetti Dinner begins at 5 p.m. at the church at 2901 Nojoqui Ave. at Alamo Pintado Avenue. Tickets are $50 and include local wines, an Italian dinner by Grappolo’s, live and silent auction, music and more.

Tickets are available at the shelter at 111 Commerce Drive in Buellton or by calling 805-688-8224. 

Community members who can’t attend are encouraged to participate by making a donation. The Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society always appreciates donations of towels, blankets, pet supplies, gift cards and monetary support.

For more information on the humane society or to make a donation log onto