Gala Gives Hope for Critically Ill Animals

Second Chance Soiree benefits the Humane Society of Harford County’s Phoenix Fund for critically ill or injured homeless animals

For Immediate Release

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

Fallston, MD (October 9, 2019) – Homeless animals with traumatic injuries or illnesses that require expensive surgeries, life-saving medications or rehabilitation are the focus of the Second Chance Soiree sponsored by Window World of Harford County. Event chairs George & Kathy Heidelmaier and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, honorary event chair, are presenting this evening gala on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 7:00-10:00pm at the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC), 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD. Proceeds from the Second Chance Soiree are earmarked for the Phoenix Fund, a special account to help animals heal, get adopted, and live out the rest of their lives with a loving, forever family.

“Millie, our honorary chair dog, needed emergency surgery to remove dozens of stones from her bladder,” explains executive director, Jen Swanson. “Sedona, our honorary chair kitty, suffered severe burns in a townhouse fire and required extensive treatment for two months. The costs for these and many other sick and injured animals this past year surpassed $30,400.”

Tickets are $100 if purchased before November 1 and increase to $125 thereafter. The Soiree will be hosted by WMAR 2 news anchor Jamie Costello, and live music will be performed by singer/songwriter Rob Fahey in a spacious tent outside under the stars. The shelter will be open to view the adoptable animals, and a guided tour of the shelter will be given at 7:45pm. Several past recipients of the Phoenix Fund and their families will be in attendance to share their stories.

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available that provide recognition in press releases, on HSHC’s web site and social media sites, and in the program that evening. Many of the sponsorship levels include tickets to the event.

For tickets or to sponsor the Second Chance Soiree, contact Jen Swanson at 410-836-1090, x101 or

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.