Humane Society returns with annual fundraiser


By Haley Miller

Wine, Wags & Whiskers, an annual fundraiser put on by the Humane Society for Hamilton County, will be July 31 at Embassy Suites in Noblesville. The evening of wine tasting benefits the organization’s daily operations and the Survivor Program, a lifesaving medical care fund, according to a press release from the Humane Society.

The fundraiser is from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes a raffle, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and drink-tasting options.

“There’s going to be something for everyone,” said Megan Davis, HSHC senior communications manager.

The fundraiser spotlights many individual animals at the shelter. Dog and cat lovers will have the opportunity to interact with some of the adoptable animals, and bottles of donated wine will have labels with adoptable animals and their backstories.

Last year, the Humane Society canceled the fundraiser because of the COVID-19, so the staff is eager to host it again, Davis said.

“Everyone in the office is very excited for it,” Davis said. “This is one of our favorite events just because it’s so diverse and so fun.”

Davis said the event typically sells out. Single tickets are $85 and sponsorship opportunities are available. All net proceeds directly support the animals.

“This event is great for the wine connoisseur, a business looking to entertain special customers or reward employees with an amazing experience, or for animal lovers just looking to have a great time for an even better cause,” Humane Society for Hamilton County President and CEO Rebecca Stevens stated.

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