APS-FH’S 29th annual Doggone Good Dinner – our major fundrasing event – was held on Monday, May 15th at Duck Soup. Sixty five people attended and enjoyed an evening of wining and dining in support of their local animal shelter. Through the years, this event has helped support general operations of the shelter and our capital campaign to build our current home, of which we are so proud of.
This year, proceeds from this benefit support our medical clinic and the medical services we provide to the community. It was held in honor of longtime APS-FH supporters Bob and Lissa McDowell who have generously, significantly, and sometimes creatively, been helping APS-FH since 2004.
After dinner, we got down to business. Executive Director, Cristin Felso, talked about all that is happening at APS-FH: shelter statistics, new programs and services, and the great work being done by the shelter and clinic staff. We showed a video highlighting one of our many success stories – a tragic and triumphant story of a dog named “Tori” (Victorious) who was fortunate to find his way into our shelter and then a happy new home – click here to watch the video. We heard from Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Merriss Waters, DVM, our veterinarian, who talked about our medical and clinical services and the importance of what the dinner was supporting this year.
When we collected the pledge cards, we found ourselves completely wowed by the generosity of our guests.