Deck the Paws Brightens the Holidays for Animals

20 Local Businesses Raise $11,272 for Humane Society of Harford County

For Immediate Release

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

From l. to r. are Erin Long, HSHC marketing & development manager; Jason Davis, owner, Route 24 Ale House; Katie Davis, Route 24 Ale House; Bob Citrullo, executive director, HSHC.

Fallston, MD (February 28, 2023) – The holiday spirit was alive and well in Harford County, thanks to the local couple that owns Bel Air’s Route 24 Ale House. For the last seven years Jason and Katie Davis challenge their fellow business owners to host an event to raise funds for the care and comfort of homeless animals at the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC). Known collectively as Deck the Paws, 20 businesses raised $11,272.

“I want to extend my gratitude not just to Jason and Katie and all the generous businesses, but also to the folks who bought a raffle ticket, dropped their spare change in a donation jar, or bought a ticket to an event,” said Bob Citrullo, HSHC’s executive director. “Deck the Paws is a mighty example of what we can achieve if we all work together to make an impact.”

“Deck the Paws is such a great way for local businesses like ours to give back,” said Katie Davis. “Jason and I consider our pets to be family, and we do this every year so that other lucky families can experience the joy of pet adoption.”

The following businesses participated in the seventh annual Deck the Paws give-back event:
• AleCraft Brewery
• Best Friends Furever
• Black Eyed Suzie’s
• Bow Tie Atticus
• Bushmill Tavern
• Coastal Cookies
• Conrad’s Crabs
• Falling Branch Brewery
• Flavor Cupcakery
• Heated 4 U
• Homeward Bound Veterinary Services
• Hopkins Farm Brewery
• JDT Transportation
• Kara’s K-9 Waffle Treats
• Looney’s Pub
• Magic Groom Bus
• The Maryland Lottery
• Route 24 Ale House
• Slate Farm Brewery
• Your Pet Au Pair

To learn more about Deck the Paws and get involved this coming holiday season, click here.

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 3,000 animals that come in each year. HSHC promotes the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. HSHC is not a county agency nor is it affiliated with any national or regional organization. Tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to HSHC’s life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals in the community.