|County humane society plans annual Wine & Cheese Benefit|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:52|
The Wood County Humane Society's annual Wine & Cheese Benefit, which raised more than $19,000 last year, will be held on May 31 in Olscamp Hall on the campus of Bowling Green State University from 6 to 10:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the Wine & Dine support homeless and abused animals in Wood County, providing care for hundreds of animals each year - from dogs and cats to horses, goats, guinea pigs and lizards.
Guests will have a full dinner, dessert, fine wines from Heidelberg Distributing Company and Gallo Wines, decorations from Glendale Flowers and Gifts and music by Estar Cohen & Company. The event will also include a silent auction and a live auction with auctioneer Jerry Anderson from WTOL Channel 11.
Tickets are $45 each. Visit www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org for a ticket order form and to preview the list of auction items or follow WCHS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wchsohio. The auction items feature everything from artist-made prints and jewelry, to sports and golf tickets to trips for the family.
According to board President Lori Young, "This event is a main source of income for our non-profit organization. The proceeds play a crucial part in our ability to help homeless and abused animals in our community and to assist pet parents in need through programs like Safe Pets and SNIP."
The Wood County Humane Society has been helping homeless and abused animals for more than 35 years, and providing community programs like SNIP, that helps Wood County residents cover the cost of spaying/neutering their owned pets; Safe Pets, that provides temporary care for pets belonging to people escaping domestic violence situations; educational presentations and cruelty investigation. The non-profit organization is funded predominantly through donations from local individuals and businesses, Community Shares of Northwest Ohio (a workplace giving campaign) and fundraisers. The Wood County Commissioners help fund the Cruelty Investigation Officer, but the group receives no other funding from national humane organizations, the United Way or the government.
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