WINTERSVILLE – The Jefferson County Humane Society is preparing for its “Piano Duel Evening” fundraiser scheduled for March 18 at the St. Florian Event Center in Wintersville, starting at 7 p.m. Fundraising offers “a night filled with energy, hilarious entertainment, interactive comedy and piano singing” with dinner and entertainment included with every ticket.
Cartoons, a cash bar and pets are all part of the evening, according to Brandi DeNoon Damewood, marketing and outreach manager for the Humane Society. Participants in the event must be at least 21 years old.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the JCHS Clinic, located at 81 Talbott Drive, Wintersville; the animal shelter at 200 Airpark Drive, Wintersville; Hauser Furniture at 3905 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville; by calling (740) 314-5583; or online at eventbrite.com/duelingpianos/wintersville. Tickets can be purchased at the door is available.
“This event is selling well,” noted Damewood.
The Jefferson County Humane Society has been advocating for animals in Jefferson County since 1915. “Our mission is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering and raise awareness of animal welfare issues,” Damewood noted. “We protect, rescue, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need, while inspiring community action and compassion on their behalf.”
The Humane Society is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive tax money or money from national organizations to administer its programs. “Our survival as a local charity can only continue to exist through the generosity and donations provided by people who believe in our animal welfare programs. These programs provide care and quality of life for animals in need,” remarked Damewood.
The Humane Society, she continued, has “worked very hard to establish programs that provide the necessary care for homeless animals who come to the shelter. Our shelter and medical programs provide a homeless or lost animal with full medical care, vaccinations, veterinary care, and neutering. We also offer affordable veterinary services to publicly owned animals at our clinic.
“The Humane Operations program responds to calls for animal cruelty, neglect and hoarding in the county, and our volunteer program allows us to host local adoption events, provide additional animal enrichment, defend and help in all areas”, she says.
“The Foster Pet program allows us to rescue even more pets in need, as it gives us extra space and enables babies to be born, and injured pets can heal in a family environment. Plus, it allows us to rescue dogs that are on death row in high-mortality shelters. »
The Humane Society offers free food through the Pet Food Pantry to anyone, anywhere, who needs help feeding their cats and dogs.
“We are grateful for the support from our community. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to hold our biggest fundraiser in two years due to COVID-19, but we’re back and ready to have some ‘paw purrs’ together,” she added.