A Whisker Over $8,500 Raised for Animals

Posted by | July 26, 2012 | Top News Stories | One Comment
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Wellsboro, PA – The Animal Care Sanctuary hosted “Wine & Whiskers,” a fund raiser for animals July 21, 2012 in Wellsboro. “I am happy to announce we had a very successful event Saturday, and raised just a whisker over $8500 for the animals. Animal Care Sanctuary wants to express our sincere gratitude for all the support we received,” said Wendy Reber, Community Liaison. There were over 80 animal loving event goers; 44 businesses who sponsored this event; 6 restaurants who donated delicious foods; two winemakers sharing their offerings of the grape, a dozen volunteers; staff members from both facilities (East Smithfield and Wellsboro); four musicians, eight different local artists, a world-class auctioneer, and many, many individuals who donated items for our auction, money for our animals, and who wished us well, and want to come back next year.  Emcee and author Michael Capuzzo, highlighted the evening’s events and directed the party. The night wrapped up with a parade of pooches just hoping to find their forever home(s).

 “It’s important for our shelter animals to get the visibility and exposure they deserve. ACS gives them a voice, oversees their well-being, and assures they have a good quality of life while waiting to find their forever homes. Each animal is one of our own that we love, and we want to extend that feeling throughout our communities, “said Joan Smith-Reese, executive director for ACS.

  “We thank all our donors from the bottoms of our hearts. We could not do any of this without the thoughfulness and generosity of our friends, neighbors, and caring strangers wanting to make a difference in these animals’ lives,” says Wendy Reber, ACS Community Liaison for Tioga County. “We will be preparing for the  Second Annual Wine & Whiskers Event next year, July 20, 2013. Call 570-724-3687 for further information about this shelter and it’s important events. www.animalcaresanctuary.org.

 In Wellsboro- Adoption Hours: Thurs – Mon. 10am to 4pm; Tues & Wed. 10am to 6pm

 In East Smithfield – open Tues – Fri 8:30am to 4:30 pm; Sat & Sun 10am to 4pm

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