‘Tuxes & Tails’ Raises $50,000 For Humane Society
By SpaceCoastDaily // August 11, 2013
CBHS 61st ANNIVERSARY
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Central Brevard Humane Society hosted their second annual “Tuxes & Tails” Gala at the Indian River Colony Club and raised over $50,000 for its shelters.
Featuring an evening filled with stars, live on the “Catnip Carpet,” the event was held at the Indian River Colony Club’s newly renovated Colony Hall, located at 1936 Freedom Drive in Melbourne.
Chaired by local philanthropist Susie Wasdin, the evening marked the 61st anniversary of the society and included a silent and live auction as well as a fun red-carpet walk down the “Catnip Carpet for both pets and their owners.
The program included star performances from the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse Presenters, live and silent auctions, specialty cocktails (pawtinis & barkaritas) and heavy hors d’oeuvres, festive music with a special presentation to recognize community leaders who have significantly contributed to the organization’s success during the past year.
The $50,000 raised for the shelter will help soundproof the kennels and improve the shelter accommodations for all the animals.
Lite Rock 99.3FM morning-show personalities, Mike and Mindy were the emcees for the evening and many other community leaders lent their support. The Cocoa Village Playhouse provided entertainment while the guests enjoyed fun drinks like “Pawtinis” and “Barkareeters.” Seven VIP canines were in attendance along with over 250 guests.
“This has been a barking success,” said Theresa Clifton, the Executive Director of the Central Brevard Humane Society.
“It has been an honor to serve alongside our Chairman Susie Wasdin, and we are so grateful to all our sponsors and volunteers.”
Jon’s Fine Jewelry donated three, $1,000 gift certificates which raised $3,400. Central Florida Humanitarian Ann OFlaherty donated a seven-night stay in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, which raised $1,000 and Sea Ray Boats donated over $5,000 in auction items.
“We are blessed to live in Brevard with so many generous people,” said Clifton.
Founded in 1952, the Central Brevard Humane Society (CBHS) is Brevard County’s oldest established animal welfare organization.
A “no kill for space” shelter, CBHS is dedicated to speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. The society educates the community on responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals, advocates for spaying/neutering to reduce the homeless pet population and provides the best quality care to Brevard’s abandoned animals by placing them with responsible, caring owners in new “forever” homes.
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BELOW VIDEO: Founded in 1952, the Central Brevard Humane Society (CBHS) is Brevard County’s oldest established animal welfare organization.