Animal Friends Humane Society will hold their annual Bark 'n' Purr Ball March 15, 2014 at Receptions in Fairfield, Ohio from 6-10 pm. This annual event is an important fundraiser for the humane society that serves Butler county and a must for those interested in animal welfare. The shelter houses between two hundred and three hundred cats and dogs at any given time and is the largest open admission facility in Butler county.
Purchasing a ticket to the event includes dinner with beer, wine and soft drinks on the house, and music by Thunderbay Band adding to the festivities. Attendees can participate in live and silent auctions on hundreds of items as well as in raffles. Also, various prizes will be awarded to lucky event goers during the evening.
As the mission of the shelter is to 'promote humane principles, protect lost, homeless, abandoned and mistreated animals, and act as advocates for animals in our community,' it is essential for the fundraiser to be successful. Without such organizations in place to help abandoned or unwanted animals, their lives often become a daily struggle for survival.
As the horrible eradication progrom on stray dogs and cats was witnessed and documented in Sochi before the Winter Olympics, we are reminded of the importance of humane organizations. Our shelters play a vital role in ensuring humane treatment of animals in our communities, educating about spaying and neutering pets, and combating animal abuse. Proudly, here in America, we have the AFHS and other shelters that we can support in their efforts toward greater animal welfare.