Deck the Paws Brightens the Holidays for Animals at the Humane Society of Harford County

Annual Benefit Generates $11,953 for Homeless Animals

For Immediate Release

Contact: Erin Long, Marketing Coordinator
Humane Society of Harford County
410-836-1090, x106
[email protected]

Fallston, MD (February 14, 2019) – Fourteen local charitable businesses based in Harford County joined forces this past holiday season for the third annual Deck the Paws, a fundraiser to bring awareness to and raise funds for the care and comfort of homeless animals at the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC). Each participating business hosted an event – from pet photos with Santa, to donating a portion of sales – and today HSHC announced the net proceeds from these events totaled $11,953.

Top donor, Route 24 Ale House, presents $3,000 check to HSHC. Pictured from left to right are Andrew Piccirillo, HSHC adoptions counselor; Erin Long, HSHC marketing coordinator; Katie Davis; and Jason Davis, owners of Route 24 Ale House.

The following businesses supported Deck the Paws in December 2018:

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.

“Deck the Paws keeps gaining momentum,” said Katie Davis. “Last year eight businesses participated and our net proceeds were just shy of $6,000. This year, thirteen businesses joined us and almost doubled the total. We can’t wait to launch Deck the Paws again this holiday season!”

“We are extremely grateful for the support from our friends in the Harford County business community,” said Jen Swanson, HSHC’s executive director. “HSHC is not part of any large national animal welfare organization. We are an independent charitable organization, so the backing from 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.