On March 25th, 2017, over 200 people from all walks of life in our community gathered at the Joplin Volunteer Fire Department’s Fire House at Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa to support the animals in need in our county. The good folks from Mountain Harbor Resort volunteered time and energy to clear out the fire station, set up tables and chairs, and provide the best chefs in the county to fry fish, potatoes and hush puppies for the crowd to feast upon. Local businesses and supporters donated items for the auctions and uber auctioneer, Ricky Lee, did a fabulous job of getting the best price he could for the items. Friends and visitors donated their evening and their funds to insure that The Warm Hearts Humane Society has the funding to continue to help the animals in our county.
One of the main priorities of our organization is to provide low cost spay/neuter vouchers to help stop the flow of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens. In 2016, we were able to underwrite the spay/neuter of over 200 dogs and cats. In addition to that, we rescued and rehomed over 50 animals by fostering in private homes. This would not be possible without the support of the community. Our expenses last year topped $35K. We raised over $12K at our event to continue the good work.
Our hearts are very warm, and we want to extend heartfelt gratitude to everyone who donated their time, energy and money to help make this event such a huge success.
THANK YOU ALL!!!