Pet Pals TV is proud to be a part of Tinsel & Tails Petacular, hosted by The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC). It's Thursday, November 17th at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Tinsel & Tails is one of the Humane Society’s largest fundraisers of the year. The event highlights the most touching adoption stories and unforgettable animal survivor tales of 2011.
Tinsel & Tails is open to the public. It includes a reception with hors d’oeuvres, a silent and live auction, and dinner followed by a special presentation featuring The Smiley Morning Show Glee Club. This year’s event emcee is Chris Denari, the voice of the Indiana Pacers. Following the presentation, guests are invited to meet the cats and dogs who were highlighted in the presentation.
The funds raised by Tinsel & Tails will help cover the cost of the thousands of abandoned, unwanted, injured and sick animals that come to the Humane Society every year. “Our need has never been greater,” said Humane Society for Hamilton County Executive Director Rebecca Stevens. “The economy is still taking its toll on the family pet as the number of surrendered animals continues to rise. Sadly, many of those displaced are senior pets who often need medical care and quickly succumb to illness in a shelter environment. The funds raised at events like Tinsel & Tails are what make it possible for us to give every animal their best possible chance to be rehomed.”
Here is a look at last year's event:
Beyond helping with medical costs, the funds are also used for everything from life-saving medications and surgeries to vaccinations, heartworm treatments, food and heat for the facility which serves as both the animal control facility for Hamilton County and the Humane Society for Hamilton County. The organization, which does not euthanize adoptable or treatable animals for time or space, receives approximately 30 percent of its funding from Hamilton County tax payers. The rest is made up of individual donations, corporate sponsorship, grants and fundraising events like Tinsel & Tails. The Humane Society for Hamilton County, which currently has nearly 500 dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens in their care, never closes its doors to the public or Hamilton County animals in need regardless of space or financial constraints.
Tickets to Tinsel & Tails are available for $75 per individual, $300 for a half-table of four, or $600 for a table of eight. To order tickets or for more information, go to www.TinselandTails.com, or call Jennifer Judd at (317) 219-3324. If you are not able to attend, but would like to make a donation to help care for the unwanted, abandoned and abused animals of Hamilton County, please go to www.hamiltonhumane.com or call (317) 773-4974.
About the Humane Society for Hamilton County
The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is a privately run, non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is not a United Way Agency and is not affiliated with any other animal welfare group in the United States. The mission of the Humane Society for Hamilton County is “Saving Lives. Educating Communities. Completing Families.” The HSHC serves as the animal control facility for Hamilton County, and as such, receives partial funding (approximately 35%) from Hamilton County. The majority of the HSHC budget is funded by individual donors. The HSHC will not euthanize animals for space or time and treats all sick and injured animals if there is an outlook for recovery, a high quality-of-life and funding to do so.
For more information, call the Humane Society for Hamilton County at (317) 219-3324 or visit their website at www.hamiltonhumane.com
The mission of the Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is saving lives, educating communities, and completing families.