Humane society preps for early March gala

Published 5:26 pm Thursday, January 13, 2011

Butler County Humane Society members got out their pens and put their handwriting skills to work on Wednesday as they helped prepare for the next big fundraising event for the BCHS.

The second Annual Dog-U-Tante Ball and Cat-Sino Night is set for Saturday, March 5 at Polka-Dots Café in downtown Greenville. Friends of the organization can expect to get hand-addressed invitations from the members, inviting them to a gala evening in support of “those who cannot speak for themselves.”

Heavy hors-d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a fun night of gaming for a good cause will all be part of the event, with funds raised going in support of the proposed Second Chance “no-kill” shelter.

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In other BCHS news:

*The humane society will be participating in the Annual Humane Society of the U.S. Spay Day USA set for February 22 with a media blitz planned.

*More than $3,115 has been donated to the BCHS in memoriam of Floyd McGowin, with these monies going to the Second Chance Shelter. “It is an amazing and overwhelming response,” said BCHS president Herbert Morton.

* The TNR program continues to be a success in Butler County with the BCHS footing the bill for additional feral cats since the grant funds through AAA are now exhausted. Monies have also been contributed to the organization to help pay for these spay/neuter surgeries.

*More than $650 in small change has been collected over the last two months from the collection jars in area businesses.

*Puppy/kitten food is always in need at the local animal shelter. There are plenty of dogs and some cats ready to find a new home, so check it out if you are looking for a “fur-ever” friend.

*The next BCHS meeting is set for February 9 at 1 p.m. at Polka-Dots Café.

Butler County Humane Society member Carol Pope works on addressing invitations for the upcoming Dog-U-Tante Ball and Cat-Sino Night fundraiser for the organization. The gala event is set for March 5.