‘Paws at the Planetarium’ Pairs Dogs With Loving Home
By Declan Clifford // June 15, 2013
FEATURES spectacular laser light show
ABOVE VIDEO: Theresa Clifton, executive director of the Central Brevard Humane Society, talks about the Central Brevard Humane Society’s quality care to Brevard’s abandoned animals by placing them with responsible, caring owners in new “forever” homes.
VIDEO, IMAGES & STORY BY DECLAN CLIFFORD
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – “Paws at the Planetarium,” a benefit put on last Thursday evening by the Central Brevard Humane Society and Get Social Brevard, was a night of information sharing, good will and fundraising for shelter dogs looking for a loving home.
The guests of honor at the event, held at the Brevard Community College planetarium, were Trixie, a three-month-old black Labrador; Justin, a slightly older Rottweiler-Hound mix; and a peculiar Dalmatian, whose calmer demeanor spoke to his mature age of three.
These were the shelter animals on hand, excitedly rooting for a patron to take them home and representing the shelter population as a whole.
“Events like this are great for the dogs’ chances in finding caring homes, and a joy to be a part of,” said one of the on-site animal caretakers.
About 75 people attended the event and they were treated to an array of hors d’oeuvres, beverages, raffles, a silent auction – and a spectacular laser light show.
RAISING AWARENESS OF THE PLIGHT OF HOMELESS ANIMALS
Proceeds from the event will be used to raise awareness about the plight of the homeless animals that visit the Central Brevard Humane Society each year, all in need of a safe and loving home. Also on display at the event was merchandise and educational information about responsible pet ownership.
Founded in 1952, the Central Brevard Humane Society is Brevard’s oldest established animal welfare organization.
Proud of their “no kill for space” shelter, the Society is dedicated to speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. Their mission is to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals, as well as advocate for spaying/neutering to reduce the homeless pet population.
Theresa Clifton, executive director of the Central Brevard Humane Society, said they provide the best quality care to Brevard’s abandoned animals by placing them with responsible, caring owners in new “forever” homes. Clifton said the shelter is open seven days a week and is always on the lookout for volunteers to assist.
The Society also runs four thrift shops, called “The Molly Mutt” and located in Melbourne, Rockledge, Merritt Island, and Palm Bay.
The Central Brevard Humane Society is located at 1020 Cox Road in Cocoa.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Declan Clifford is a third year student at the University of Central Florida in the Digital Media program. He is an enthusiast of all things digital, with a drive for creating a name for himself. Raised in Satellite Beach, Clifford is a frequent beach-goer who loves surfing and is an avid sports fan. He likes to think outside the box and pursue new and interesting ways of education through experience.