Meowgaritas and Mutts Dinner and Auction Raises $44,000 for Humane Society

Port Angeles, WA ( May 9, 2013) —  The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society’s first-ever, Meowgaritas and Mutts dinner and auction raised $44,000 to benefit the Humane Society’s building fund.

The Cinco de Mayo themed event was held at the Red Lion on Saturday, May 4. Almost 200 people attended the event and enjoyed a Mexican dinner, a silent auction and an exciting live auction.

OPHS purchased 9.5 acres last October on Old Olympic Highway between Port Angeles and Sequim. The three modular buildings currently on the property will be used to house cats, administration and veterinary services. However, a dog kennel facility must be built before the  organization can move to the new location.

“I am so pleased with the support we received from our community,” said Mary Beth Wegener, Executive Director of OPHS. “It was very rewarding to be a part of this first year event. We are already planning for next year!”

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society has maintained an active presence in the community since 1947. The Society shelters and cares for animals of all types.  A private, non-profit  corporation, the Society is financed primarily by private donations and gifts. No animals are turned away and annually 2500-3000 animals pass through the doors of the facility. For more information or to volunteer, please call the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society at 360-457-8206.

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