Raise Your Paws For Pets

Below is a news release with information regarding this year’s Raise Your Paws for Pets Dinner & Auction.  We’ll be emceeing.  Hope you’ll join us.

Circle of Friends Humane Society to Host
12th Annual “Raise Your Paws For Pets” Dinner & Auction

The Circle of Friends Humane Society will be hosting the 12th Annual Raise Your Paws For Pets on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Alerus Center – Junior Ballroom.. Raise Your Paws will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., followed by a live auction. A silent auction will run throughout the evening.

Raise Your Paws combined the Humane Society’s annual dinner/auction with another popular fundraiser, the Celebrity Cake Auction. Local celebrities go to great lengths to produce the top bid-getting culinary confection. New this year will be a Super Silent Auction and a game or two to win some great prizes in addition to the wonderful raffle items we have each year.

Great auction items again this year from notables such as Adam Kemp, River City Jewelers, David Badman, Guillermo Memo Guardia and many, many others. Last year’s event raised $20,000 to help shelter lost, unwanted pets at the Circle of Friends Humane Society.

“We are indeed grateful to the community for their continuing support and recognition of our services over the years,” said Arlette Moen, executive director of the Circle of Friends Humane Society. “This event offers great food, incredible auction items and, best of all, the funds raised go directly to the care and well-being of the animals!”

Tickets for the event are $50 per person and can be purchased at the Humane Society. Or register online at www.gfpets.com or call 701-775-3732. All proceeds from the event go toward the care of homeless pets at the Circle of Friends Humane Society.

A private, nonprofit animal care organization, the Circle of Friends Humane Society shelters and cares for homeless and unwanted animals, places them into humane environments, and implements programs designed to increase everyone’s awareness of their responsibility to all animals. The Humane Society accepts all stray animals and receives 2000 or more pets of all kinds each year at an average of 20-30 per week. Located at 4375 N. Washington St., the facility is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.