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Radio-thon to help four-legged friends

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Some four-legged friends need help.

Organizers for Saturday's Clay County Humane Society's "Partner-N-Paws Radio-thon" fundraiser at the Brazil National Guard Armory have planned several fun and inexpensive activities for families to participate in and raise money for a good cause.

"It's going to be a full day of fun," Director Michael Sorrels told The Brazil Times about the event which starts at noon.

The Crock 92.7 FM radio station is providing free entertainment during the telethon that will have several volunteer operators available to accept pledges from people who call 446-5126.

The goal is to get 500 partners who will agree to pledge $10 a month for a year (or make a one-time donation of $120) to support the shelter during these difficult economic times.

"We'd be good as gold if we reached the target goal of $60,000," Sorrels said. "We could take care of all the animals without any problems. But, in all honesty, any amount will be greatly appreciated."

Sorrels explained pledges and donations could be automatically charged to a debit/credit card or bank account during the fundraising event. There will also be various incentive gifts for donations, like food, animal care, entertainment, auto care and much more.

However, that's not the only way to help support the shelter Saturday.

"There are going to be bouncers and a kids' carnival from noon-4 p.m.," Sorrels said, adding that children could play in the carnival area at a cost of $10 for four hours or two hours for $5.

"It will be something inexpensive for families to do during spring break," Sorrels said.

Michael Sorrels
Several cute and cuddly animals in need of good homes will also be on hand for adoption from noon-6 p.m. The fee will be $50, which includes spay/neuter and rabies vaccination.

The aroma of a spaghetti dinner will fill the air at 4 p.m. The fundraiser dinner includes garlic bread, salad and tea or coffee. Soft drinks and dessert will also be available for an additional cost.

At the same time, people will also be able to place bids in a silent auction. Various items include rounds of golf, tickets at Beef and Boards Theatre in Indianapolis, Longaberger baskets, flower arrangements, John Deere Tractor memorabilia and gift certificates for dinner for two at several local restaurants along with many more items.

"We currently have raised $1,000 to start the telethon off Saturday at noon, but we're hoping for more," Sorrels said. "Let's make this the best day the shelter has ever had. With (the public's) help, anything is possible."

For more information, to make a donation or volunteer to help during the event, contact the Clay County Humane Society Shelter at 446-5126.

How To Help

Operators will be available Saturday to accept pledges from people who want to participate in the Clay County Humane Society's "Partner-N-Paws Radio-thon."

Between noon-8 p.m., people can contact 446-5126 to make arrangements for their pledges or donations to be automatically charged to a debit/credit card or bank account.

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Sounds like a great time and a great cause....come on Clay county....show them what we are made of!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Thu, Mar 25, 2010, at 11:06 AM

I know where they could have gotten $12,500.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Mar 25, 2010, at 11:54 AM

Or perhaps they realized that realistically they couldn't take care of that many animals for that kind of money and exercised good judgment! If you can't do a job right, don't do it at all.

-- Posted by townisamazing on Thu, Mar 25, 2010, at 2:04 PM

WAY TO GO Mike and CCHS! Hey Thoughtful and townisamazing...you try taking care of all the Brazilbillies dogs and cats for 12500!

-- Posted by WhyInBrazil on Fri, Mar 26, 2010, at 1:30 PM

I would gladly donate a couple hundred dollars but I live in the city. If you dont help me how can i help you! Feel for the animals but there are other good rescue centers to donate to that do not penalize because of our out of touch city council!!!!!!!! You should have took the contract and then asked for the publics help! Took a stray to T & J rescue and they took it with open arms, If we treated the CCHS like they treated the brazil people they would be holding there fund raise further out of town!!!! Sad deal for the conflicts of one community. I still think we need pet control just as much as a new street cleaner. What a joke! Don't give the city a credit card!!! Hey lets have a BIG fundraser for the roads and make sure it goes to that!!!!

-- Posted by computerdx on Sat, Mar 27, 2010, at 11:34 AM

A friend of mine lives in the county and she called them to come and get a dog or she could bring it in and they told her it was $25 for bring a animal to the shelter why does the county have to pay twice they already for their services with the contract they have now. $25 to bring a animal to the shelter it was never like that before kinda makes you wonder. You tell them (oYo)

-- Posted by oknow on Fri, Apr 2, 2010, at 3:14 PM

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