We are nearly six weeks away from the Country 100 Paws for Pledges Radiothon in support of the Moose Jaw Humane Society as fundraising efforts are bound to start ramping up. 

In the past, the radiothon has seen fundraisers such as bake sales, staff fundraising events and Halloween parties. 

Humane society executive director Dana Haukaas added that schools are also huge supporters of the radiothon. 

“A lot of schools will do bake sales or maybe used book sales or something like that and they make arrangements to bring the donation down the day of the radiothon, which is awesome because the lovely Courtney (Fielder) gives them a little plug for doing that,” she said. 

The humane society also receives a lot of support from youth in the city. It isn’t unusual to have donations come in from children who used their birthday as a fundraiser for the animal shelter. 

“Most kids want a gift for themselves, but we have so many kids who just take a collection of cash or collect items to donate to the shelter,” Haukaas said. 

The 11th annual Paws for Pledges Radiothon takes place on Friday, Nov. 3, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. live on Country 100.  

This year’s goal is to raise $85,000 by the end of the radiothon. All of the proceeds will go towards helping the Moose Jaw Humane Society with their daily expenses. 

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