Goal achieved! The 10th annual Paws for Pledges Radiothon raised $96,195, surpassing its goal of $85,000
From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Country 100 was live from the humane society's animal shelter asking Moose Jaw to ring those phones.
Dana Haukaas, Executive Director of the Moose Jaw Humane Society, spoke about the importance of the radiothon’s community support.
"The community of Moose Jaw and the surrounding area love animals so much and we are so grateful," says Haukaas. "Anytime we ask them for a little boost they are always there for us and we hope that this year’s radiothon is successful and they can support us again."
Much of the funds will go towards the day-to-day operations of the animal shelter as well as vet bills for animals that they take in.
"Every animal that comes in that stays with us for a certain amount of time needs to be vaccinated, dewormed, treated for earworms for cats so that costs the shelter a lot of money. Because of the support of the community of Moose Jaw we never have to waffle and wonder if we need to wait until the morning to avoid the emergency fee."
Over the past 10 years, Paws for Pledges has raised over $915,000.
Before the 10th annual Paws for Pledges Radiothon, the humane society was busy with other fundraisers. One of them being their Facebook auction which wrapped up last weekend.
"The community has supported us big time."
The auction ran for roughly six weeks and several local businesses donated items, which were auctioned off, with the money going towards their day-to-day operating costs.
You can view some of the animals that are available for adoption at the Moose Jaw Humane Society's website.