“Currently, there is no county animal shelter, and tens of thousands of dollars are spent locally every month on euthanasia because there is no place to shelter these animals long-term," said Keira Brack, Co-Founder of the Texoma SPCA. "We are raising funds in order to build the SPCA rescue center in the heart of Fannin County; Bonham, TX in order to better serve the area.”
The event not only generated awareness for this brand new organization, but funds through a raffle, silent auction items, & private donations. In total Sterling’s 7th Birthday party raised $1525. Three pups were also available for adoption and one special pup was adopted at the event.
“We were thrilled by the turnout & will make sure that this is an annual event,” said Jenn Self & Jenna Regan.
Brack was overwhelmed by the community’s support and the adoption.
Brack stated, “Texoma SPCA concentrates, not only on the rescuing of animals, but also on rehabilitation, in order to increase their potential to become adopted. We don’t believe in simply leaving animals alone in kennels to live out their days. Like family, they need continuous interaction with other animals and human beings.”
Brack truly backs up this statement. As of January 2014, 76 animals have been rescued & placed in forever homes. They have also provided aid, spay & neuter to over 130 dogs & cats.
Sterling believes in the “FUN” in fundraiser as there were goodies, refreshments & festivity for all guests to enjoy. He was thrilled that his local friend & proprietor of the Breakfast Stop, Wayne Moore volunteered to cook amazing hot dogs for all guests. His favorite band from Dallas featuring Linda & Larry Petty popped in for a two-hour patio side performance. Local Artists Anne Genung & Chris Cravens donated amazing animal oil paintings for the silent auction along with Cassidy & Sandy Barber.
The event was a huge success and Sterling made sure that all guests knew that Texoma SPCA is an independent organization that is NOT privately funded, NOR receives monies from any SPCA (including the ASPCA), The Humane Society of the United States, or any other animal rescue group as they are also independent organizations. NOR do we receive funds from federal, state, or local governments. We rely 100% upon the generosity of the public in order to operate.
To learn more about how to support the TEXOMA SPCA please visit www.texomaspca.org.