Raise a Glass: “A Toast for Tails” Brings in $1,800

Second Annual Event Benefitted Homeless Animals in Harford CountyA Toast for Tails 2 check presentation

For Immediate Release

Contact: Erin Long, Marketing Coordinator
Humane Society of Harford County
410-836-1090, x106 (office)
240-344-0968 (cell)
[email protected]

Fallston, MD (January 28, 2016) – Christmas came early to the many animals in shelter at the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) through a benefit hosted by Alan Doran on Wednesday, December 15, 2015 at Pairings Bistro in Bel Air. The event, attended by good friends, family, and business associates, benefits the work done by the organization to help the homeless, unwanted, and in need of a “forever home” animals here in Harford County. The event raised $1,800 for HSHC. (Pictured from left to right are Claudia Holman, APGFCU & HSHC Board Member; Alan Doran; and Jen Swanson, HSHC Executive Director.)

Doran, a Harford Leadership Academy Alumni (2004), also planned the evening as a fun way for everyone to come together, honor their own rescue pets, and give back to the community. Guests were invited to bring a toy or bag of food for the homeless animals, a photo for the “Cherished and Beloved Pet” Memory Board, and enter a drawing for a raffle prize. Pairings Bistro generously donated a percentage of proceeds from dining and retail sales and many guests brought monetary donations. Jen Swanson, Executive Director of the Humane Society, greeted and thanked everyone for attending and spoke about the organization’s new facility and continuing needs for the animals.

The following businesses and organizations generously supported this event:

  • Pairings Bistro
  • Saxon’s Diamond Centers
  • Advanced Eyecare and Aesthetics
  • AAA Mid-Atlantic
  • Laserworm Engraving and Printing
  • Squirrelbyte Art & Design – Erin Stevenson
  • Bata Club at Water’s Edge
  • Mary Hastler
  • Home2 Suites Aberdeen/Baltimore
  • Ladew Topiary Gardens
  • Salon Marielle – Mary Ann Medeiros
  • Sharon Lipford
  • Lisa Fuller & Associates Insurance
  • Harford Mutual Insurance
  • Point Breeze Credit Union
  • House of Cards Sports Cards, Memorabilia, & Auction House
  • Flavor Cupcakery
  • Looney’s Pub Bel Air
  • Vagabond Sandwich Company
  • Manor Tavern
  • Wayback Burgers
  • Bagelworks Bel Air
  • Giovanni’s
  • Steelefish Grill
  • Bonefish Restaurant
  • Humane Society of Harford County
  • MaGerk’s Pub and Grill
  • Coffee Coffee
  • Dickey’s BBQ Pit
  • The Ward Y Abingdon

Doran said he plans to continue making this an annual holiday event to help the homeless animals of Harford County who cannot speak for themselves.

About the Humane Society of Harford County
The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community.