Over 425 supporters, staff members and volunteers got their "fur fix" at the Capital Humane Society’s 32nd annual Tails ‘N Ties fundraising dinner Oct. 26 in the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel ballroom.
The evening featured a dinner, live auction of 15 packages donated by local businesses and individuals, a silent auction, pet parade of adoptable animals, and stories about four animals who had more medical challenges than most before they were adopted into their new homes.
The event raised over $101,000 to help support the Pieloch Pet Adoption Center and the Admissions & Assessment Center, said Matt Madcharo, CHS director of fundraising.
“This was our first event to ever hit the $100,000 mark in revenue,” Madcharo said. “Last year’s event raised over $87,000, so we had a significant jump this year.”
The funds raised will help CHS prepare more animals for the adoption program by purchasing vaccinations, heartworm tests for dogs, microchips for cats and dogs, and surgery supplies to sterilize pets before they are adopted, Madcharo said. The funds will also support CHS’s foster care program, humane education efforts, and offset some of the costs of its feline spay/neuter program for low-income cat owners.
This year’s emcees were Brad Anderson and Carol Turner. Greg Ford was the auctioneer, and Megan Conway, Nicole Cousins and Shelby Fenster hosted the pet parade.