Friday, June 17, 2011

"In the Dog House" raises $75,000 for animals at the Ottawa Humane Society

Over 150 guests and 17 "top dogs" and "cool cats" helped raise $75,000 for the animals at the Ottawa Humane Society's In the Dog House fundraiser, held Thursday night at the new Ottawa Humane Society facility on 245 West Hunt Club Road.

"This was our first "jail and bail" fundraising event and we're thrilled with the turnout and the results. Ottawa's animals will have a much brighter future thanks to the generosity of our guests and participants." said Bruce Roney, executive director of the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS).

After facing a variety of unique charges from Judge Stuntman Stu, and being thrown in the dog house, some of Ottawa's notable ‘top dogs' and ‘cool cats' including Dave Smythe, Sandy Sharkey and Patrick McGarry, successfully raised their bail money and were "sprung", all for the benefit of Ottawa's animals. For many guests, it was an opportunity for a sneak peak at the Ottawa Humane Society's new facility, before the animals move in on June 23rd. Guests bid on an assortment of donated items at the silent auction, including a Ben Babelowsky print, a pearl necklace, and rounds of golf at Mount Tremblant. The evening's cuisine was donated by several local restaurants and caterers.

Councillor Egli
City of Ottawa Councillor Keith Egli "In The Dog House"
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