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Humane Society fundraiser successful

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By The Staff

Things were really buzzing at Edwardo’s Pizza and Subs recently when some board members and volunteers from the Anderson Humane Society put on aprons and waited tables to raise funds for their spay-neuter program.
It was a hectic evening, but thanks to the generosity of the owners, Dave and Diane Richardson, 10 percent of the total sales went to help Anderson County residents spay or neuter their pets.
Humane Society board member, Sandy Warner, said, “Between tips, donations, raffle tickets and a bake sale, plus our commission from the restaurant, we made enough money to fund low-cost vouchers for 47 cats or 27 dogs, said Humane Society board member Sandy Warner. “The evening was a great success. We really appreciate the wonderful support given to us by our members and the community at large.”
Paula Thomson, the president of the Humane Society, said the purpose of the low-cost vouchers is to help reduce the number of animals in Anderson County without permanent homes.
“That’s why funding this program is so important, and why the Humane Society is making it a priority this year. We’re very grateful to Edwardo’s for making this fundraising opportunity possible, and we hope to do it again later on this year,” she said.
“There’s a myth that you have to let a cat or dog have a litter before they can be spayed or neutered. The fact is that you can fix your pet as early as 4 months of age, before they have a chance to get pregnant, and it will also reduce their risk of disease when they are older.”
Call 839-8339 or download downlaod from the Anderson Humane Society web site at http://www.andersonhumane.org/SNAP.html.