What do hoarded dogs, boat-house kittens, a trick horse named Rhia, Mad Dog & Merrill and The Charlie Justmann Band have in common?? They are all part of the Humane Society of Waupaca County’s summer lineup!
By now, everyone should know that our local Humane Society has wonderful animals up for adoption. Some of these have come from puppymills, hoarder situations, other shelters or have been strays or were surrendered by people who could no longer care for them. But, what is a “boat-house kitten”? That’s what HSWC calls the ones that people on the Chain find in their boat houses all summer long, and bring down to the Adoption Center to be cared for until they can find new homes. “I know lots of folks give these kittens away to friends and neighbors, but bringing them to us is probably the best option because we have the resources to make sure they are spayed or neutered before finding happy homes,” states Monica Gates, Operations Manager of HSWC.
In order to care for the 1100+ animals they expect during the year 2009, several summer fundraisers are planned. The HSWC Waupaca Roundup includes a Walk for Homeless Pets, two shows with Derrick Dupler and his trick horse Rhia, browsing booths at PawPaca, a chuckwagon dinner featuring the humor of Mad Dog & Merrill followed up with a concert by the Mighty Rivers Band. This day-long event on June 27th promises fun for the whole family (and your dog, if you’d like to bring one!) Brochures and sponsor sheets are available now at local vet clinics, PawPaca and the HSWC Adoption Center. Admission fees will be charged a la cart for the day’s events, but all you need is $100 in sponsorships to receive a free passport to all events and a Waupaca Roundup T-shirt, so get a brochure and get started!
Fourth of July weekend, you will find HSWC volunteers in Manawa at THE Store, selling hotdogs/brats, chips and soda during the Manawa parade on the 4th. Let them do the cooking and provide the cool drinks- you can sit back and enjoy the show while supporting many homeless animals.
The HSWC Rummage Sale has bargains for everyone, July 9-11, 2009. Open from 8-6 on Thursday, 9-4 on Friday, and 9-1 on Saturday. Saturday is “bag day.” They are counting on you to help turn these pre-owned treasures into some much-needed cash!
Returning for another “Going to the Dogs” concert, is the Charlie Justmann Band at the Alehouse on August 1, 2009. This event will be slightly more formal than last year with great food, silent auctions and raffles to round out the evening. Tickets will go on sale mid-July at the HSWC Adoption Center, the Alehouse bar and participating sponsors.
HSWC Waupaca Roundup, June 27th, at the Adoption Center, 2293 Commercial Drive and PawPaca, 701 Industrial Drive- both in Waupaca, 10am – 9pm. Please get a brochure ahead of the event at HSWC’s Adoption Center, PawPaca, local vet clinics, or check out the website for more information, www.waupacahumane.org.