Human Society event raises $6,000

Published 2:23 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The annual Dog-U-Tante Ball and Cat-sino Night raised more than $6,000 for the Butler County Humane Society.

“I was able to speak to most of the attendees, and all comments were very positive,” Meredith Mann, treasurer and organizer of the event, said. “Everyone was having a great time, and they were happy that they could combine a fun evening with helping animals in our community.”

Approximately 75 people took part in activities such as the “casino-type games,” Mann said.

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“A couple of the tables would explode with cheers every now and then, which is a firm confirmation that folks are having a good time,” Mann said. “Also, the silent auction drew a big crowd.  It’s always interesting to see people hastily jotting down last-minute bids.  The live auction was exciting and fun to watch as usual.”

The best part for Mann was the adoptable pets board that displayed photos of pets that need forever homes.

“They were able to see which ones they might like to welcome into their families,” Mann said. “We had wonderful support from our local business sponsors as well as individuals.”

The money that was raised will go directly into helping fund the second chance shelter. As for changes in years to come, Mann said many people mentioned that they would like to see an adoptable dog lead-out.

“It’s a work in progress, and we would love any ideas from the community to make it the best event it can possibly be,” Mann said.