BCHS and Animal Care Sanctuary Partner to Hold 1st Annual Gala

The Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS) and Animal Care Sanctuary (ACS) have teamed up to hold a gala entitled, “A Night to Paws, Celebrating our Love of Animals” on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 from 6PM – 9 PM at The Club at Shepard Hills in Waverly, NY.

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a fun evening with other animal lovers! Please show your support by joining us for a lovely evening of food, wine, music, dancing and more. The evening includes a fine dinner as well as a silent auction in an elegant atmosphere. Tickets are $50.00 each and you must pre-register. All proceeds benefit both Animal Care Sanctuary and the Bradford County Humane Society.

“Our community is very supportive of our animal shelters. This event will be a chance for our supporters to enjoy an evening out while supporting our shelter animals at the same time,”states Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

The event is looking for sponsors. Sponsorship levels begin at $50 and go up to $1,000. Proceeds from the sponsors will assist in spaying and neutering pets, providing vaccinations for shelter animals, treat shelter animals for fleas and ticks, provide food for shelter pets as well as antibiotics and diagnostic testing for shelter animals.

We are also looking for items to be donated for the silent auction. If you have an item you would like to donate, please contact BCHS or ACS.

It is important for our communities to know that although we are two separate organizations, we work closely together on many projects throughout the year, whether it is an abuse case, promoting spay/neuter services, and yes, even trying to catch pot-bellied pigs that were abandoned on Route 220. “ says Joan Smith-Reese, Executive Director of Animal Care Sanctuary.

The goal of the gala is to raise at least $8,000 to help with the costs of caring for shelter animals at both ACS and BCHS as well as for the community members to have a lovely time. To purchase tickets, go to www.animalcaresantuary.org or purchase in person at BCHS in Ulster, or at ACS in East Smithfield.

Please contact BCHS at 570-888-2114 or ACS at 570-596-2200 for more information, to find our adoptable pets, to donate, and to find out about upcoming events. We are non-profit organizations, and we rely on donations from generous individuals to help us care for animals in need in and Bradford County.