Meowgaritas and Mutts Raises $75,000

Port Angeles, WA ( May 5, 2014) —  The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society’s second annual Meowgaritas and Mutts dinner and auction raised $75,000 to benefit the Humane Society’s capital campaign, “Dig Deep.”

The fiesta- themed event was held at the Vern Burton on Saturday, April 26. Nearly 400 people attended the dinner and auction, doubling the number of guests from last year.  Jose’s Famous Salsa provided the Mexican dinner.

“I am so pleased with the support we received from our community,” said Mary Beth Wegener, Executive Director of OPHS. “Meowgaritas and Mutts is a fun event and a wonderful way to raise funds for the animals in our care. We’re already planning for next year!”

The 2015 event will take place on Saturday, April 25th at the Vern Burton.

OPHS owns 9 acres 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. A capital campaign began last November and to date has raised $675,000 towards a goal of $1.12 million.

The Humane Society will break ground on the dog kennel facility late this summer or early fall with an anticipated completion date of late spring of 2015.

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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