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One of the most satisfying aspects of living in a small community is knowing that you can make a positive impact by supporting local non-profit organizations. We are lucky in the Lost Sierra that so many people give their time and energy to a multitude of non-profits which take on important missions such as preserving the area’s cultural and historical legacy, expanding recreation opportunities, providing services to the community and so much more. The fundraising events are usually creative, fun and unifying for the community.

Today I got to experience a brand new collaboration between local brewery The Brewing Lair and High Sierra Animal Rescue (HSAR), a no-kill shelter committed to saving homeless pets and advancing pet welfare.

The Brewing Lair is a home grown brewery with some outrageously good beer set in a little corner of the forest, just perfect enjoying a cold brew or round of disc golf. It’s a lovely spot for an afternoon picnic on any day, but today there were great raffle prizes to support HSAR plus delicious food from the Red Truck out of Truckee and live music from local band Prescribed Burn to add to the ambience. The Brewing Lair generously donated $2 from every beer purchased to HSAR.

What could be better than an afternoon spent hanging out with friends in a beautiful outdoor setting enjoying a delicious brew or two listening to a great local band while raising money for an extremely worthwhile cause? It doesn’t get much better than this in my book.

If you don’t know about this fine organization, High Sierra Animal Rescue is a no-kill shelter in the Lost Sierra that also offers dog boarding, so if you’re in the area and need to leave Fido for a night, now you know where to go.

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