Bark & Wine fundraiser success

Published 12:30 pm Monday, May 10, 2010

The Shelby Humane Society’s Board of Directors’ first fundraiser, Bark ‘n Wine, recently raised $6,000 on Friday, April 30, to benefit the shelter’s homeless pets and community programs.

More than 125 people attended the event, which was held at Ozan Winery in Calera. Guests had the chance to bid on great items in a silent auction, which included a weekend in Chicago and 7 nights in Destin, Florida, and enjoyed a wine tasting of Ozan’s own reserves. Not only did guests enjoy the silent auction and wine, but were entertained by the talented musician David Carn.

Guests enjoyed a delicious menu served by Kathy G, which was paired to compliment the wine provided by Ozan Winery. The catering was a hit with an assorted menu of chile-lime glazed shrimp skewers with pineapple, honey pit ham on mini white cheddar biscuits with orange butter, sweet potato beignet, lamb meatballs on rosemary skewers and topping it off with chocolate mousse pots de crme with fresh berries and mint.

The proceeds of the event benefitted the Shelby Humane Society and its continuing efforts to provide care and shelter for homeless and abandoned animals and to further provide for its community programs that benefit the pets of Shelby County. Shelby Humane Society is a non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any other humane society, nor does it receive any ongoing funding for day to day operations from other state or national organizations.

Jennifer Miller, President of Shelby Humane Society, was extremely pleased with the success of their first fundraiser, Bark ‘n Wine. “Despite rescheduling the event last minute due to bad weather, we were very impressed with the support we received,” says Miller. “Placing pets in loving homes will always be the shelter’s top priority, but we are doing so much more to impact the lives of pets and people in Shelby County. Bark ‘n Wine has made a great impact on our shelter and our work for the future.” Shelby Humane Society is looking ahead to next year’s Bark ‘n Wine.