‘Tuxes & Tails’ Raises $50,000 For Humane Society

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CBHS 61st ANNIVERSARY

TUXES AND TAILS: The $50,000 raised for the  Central Brevard Humane Society will help soundproof the kennels and improve the shelter accommodations for all the animals. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

TUXES & TAILS: The $50,000 raised for the Central Brevard Humane Society will help soundproof the kennels and improve the shelter accommodations for all the animals. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

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.

Chaired by local philanthropist Susie Wasdin, above, 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. SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Chaired by local philanthropist Susie Wasdin, above, 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. Above is Wasdin, left, with Cocoa Beach Mayor Dave Netterstrom. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

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.

BARKING SUCCESS

The $50,000 raised for the shelter will help soundproof the kennels and improve the shelter accommodations for all the animals.

Theresa Clifton

Theresa Clifton

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.”

GENEROUS DONORS

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.

The Central Brevard Humane Cociety is a "no kill for space" shelter. Above, Petula was adopted last week to her new "friend for life" from the shelter in Cocoa. (CBHS image)

The Central Brevard Humane Cociety is a “no kill for space” shelter. Above, Petula was adopted last week to her new “friend for life” from the shelter in Cocoa. (CBHS image)

“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.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Central Brevard Humane Society.

Enjoying the Central Brevard Humane Society   second annual Tuxes & Tails Gala are, left to right, Joanne Youngblood, Al and Donna Gandolfi and Hank Youngblood. SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Enjoying the Central Brevard Humane Society second annual Tuxes & Tails Gala are, left to right, Joanne Youngblood, Al and Donna Gandolfi and Hank Youngblood. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

On the "Catnip Carpet" with Susie Wasdin, far left, is  and Susan Thompson, center, and Wilma Warburton.

On the “Catnip Carpet” with Susie Wasdin, far left, is and Susan Thompson, center, and Wilma Warburton. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

BELOW VIDEO: Founded in 1952, the Central Brevard Humane Society (CBHS) is Brevard County’s oldest established animal welfare organization.

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