Beaver County Humane Society plans three benefits
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One year after the groundbreaking for the Beaver County Humane Society's new $2 million shelter, construction is almost complete and three events are coming up to help raise the $500,000 still needed.
Final touches are being put in place at the construction site, said Delbert Lemmon, associate director at the shelter. That includes installing gates on the dog runs and installing fences.
No date has been set yet, he said, for moving animals from the old shelter to the new one, which sits on 7.5 acres on Brodhead Road in Center.
The shelter has operated since 1968 about one mile away, next to the Beaver County Mall. The current shelter generally houses about 75 animals, but the new shelter will have room for more. The humane society takes in strays picked up by animal control and animals turned in by owners who are unwilling or unable to care for them.
Humane officers are also on the shelter payroll, investigating 350-400 cases of abuse, cruelty and neglect each year.
The first fundraising event is a Tails With Taste wine festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1020 State St., Baden.
Proceeds will benefit the shelter and the new Pets with Heart therapy dog program with Sister Sharon Costello and her Maltese, Buster, and Sister Pat Montini and her golden retriever, Luca.
Tickets are $75, which includes wine from Southern Wine & Spirits and Barsotti Wines. Food is from Cura Hospitality and desserts are donated by Judy Miller of Ambridge Italian Villa. Information: www.stjoseph-baden.org or 724-869-6545.
Other shelter fundraisers are:
• Tails on the Trails Pet Walk,11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Brady's Run Park, Shelter 7. Register at www.tailsonthetrails.org or 724-775-5801.
• Barks & Brews beer tasting, 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the lodge at Brady's Run Park. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, $60 for VIP tickets. Information: www.tinyurl.com/barksandbrews.
First Published August 9, 2012 5:14 am