Second Annual Challenge Yields Over $5,800
For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Long, Marketing Coordinator
Humane Society of Harford County
Fallston, MD (February 7, 2018) – Eight charitable businesses based in Harford County joined the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) this past holiday season for the 2nd annual Deck the Paws, a friendly challenge to bring awareness to and raise funds for the care and comfort of homeless animals at the shelter. Each participating business hosted an event or a month-long drive – from pet photos with Santa, to donating a portion of sales – and today HSHC announced the net proceeds from these events totaled $5,817.77. This is nearly double the proceeds from last year’s inaugural Deck the Paws effort.
Deck the Paws is the brainchild of Jason and Katie Davis, owners of Route 24 Ale House in Bel Air. The Davis’s are huge animal lovers and wanted to find a way to encourage other business owners to support one of their favorite charities. “HSHC is very near and dear to our hearts,” said Katie Davis. “Jason and I are thrilled that these amazing businesses joined us to stand behind the animals, and we can’t wait to launch Deck the Paws again for the 2018 holiday season.”
“We are so grateful for the ongoing support that we receive from the Harford County business community,” said Jen Swanson, HSHC’s executive director. “HSHC is not part of a large national organization such as The Humane Society of the United States. We are an independent charitable organization, so the support of the community is vital to our operations.”
Donations from Deck the Paws fund not just the direct care of the animals, but also the many programs and services offered to pets and their people at the shelter.
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 3,500 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.