The donations raised at the 7th Annual Hair of the Dog have exceeded expectations.
A total of $ 42,531 was donated to the Cochrane and Area Humane Society from a very social night at The Venue Bar and Grill on September 25th.
For just $ 40, over 160 people (with COVID restrictions) enjoyed a full dinner with live music while participating in a silent auction, live auction, and 50/50 raffles.
Event founder Kendra Watt says they are thrilled to be able to return to a live event after their virtual appearance last year.
“We knew it was going to be a big event, we just didn’t know it was going to be over $ 40,000, so we’re absolutely thrilled,” says Watt. “We were hoping for about $ 20,000 so we doubled our expectations, but over the past few years we’ve kept the estimate down so we were pleasantly surprised.”
She says the generosity shown gives you goose bumps and shows how much the community supports the humane society.
“We know everyone has been through trouble for the past 18 months, so we’ve tried to ask as little as possible, but people in this community just don’t stop giving.”
Janine Rossler, CAHS Executive Director, says they are honored, privileged and grateful for the support Hair of the Dog has received over the past seven years.
She says the money allows them to care for so many animals, from basic care to specialized surgery and rehabilitation.
Rossler says those involved should not only support the work of humane society, but should also be commended for their continued support of the community.
“Each of the organizers and sponsors of the event offers the community the necessary and professional services in their own way, and they all support the shelter as well. We couldn’t be more honored to be on the receiving end.”
This fun night was sponsored by the Kendra Watt Real Estate Group – CIR Realty, Erol’s Automotive, NAPA Autopro, Global Pet Foods Cochrane, Springfield Kennels, Chew Chew Pediatric Dentistry and Royal Mechanical Services. Many others contributed auction items.