Events

This page features articles about upcoming events such as fundraisers, showing adoptable dogs at pet stores, etc.

The picture at the top of this page is from our “Doggie Birthday Party” fund raiser in October 2011.  Organized each year by Bunnie Lester and Jennifer brewer under the guise of hosting a birthday party for their dogs, Paddie and Soleil, this event has been successful at raising money and collecting food for Warm Hearts.  Thank you, Bunnie and Jenn!!!


A Successful Warm Hearts Fundraiser – March 25, 2017

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.
 
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Warm Hearts Humane Society appreciates all who helped support us at our 2017 Fish Fry Fundraiser
(Click on this image to view more photos from the fundraiser.)

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!!!
 

A “SPEUTER” Special For Montgomery County Residents

‘Tis the season of love, for sure, but if you don’t want any puppies or kittens, please take advantage of our …

Sweetheart of a Deal

This “speuter” (Spay and Neuter) special is for residents of Montgomery County.

Many, many thanks to our local supporters and to C.A.R.E. (Colorado Animal Rescue Express) for funding this very important program. We couldn’t do this without you.

It’s Time for our Annual Fish Fry Fund-Raiser!

Warm Hearts Humane Society
Annual Fish Fry

March 26, 2016

All proceeds go to support our foster program, span and newter vouchers, and the Pat Paradies Emergency Medical Fund. Come on out and eat some GRAT FOOD for a GREAT CAUSE!!

It’s time for the Warm Hearts Humane Society annual fund-raiser!

Please join us if you can. The food is fabulous and the auction items are top notch.

If you cannot attend but would like to donate, you can do so by clicking on the “Donate” button on the right side of this page or by sending a check to the Contact address.

Every donation makes a difference for the animals in our county.

Thank you!

Fish Fry Fundraiser Set For March 29, 2014

Sure hope all of you reading this can join your friends and come enjoy Warm Hearts’ annual fish fry fund raiser on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

The event will again be hosted at the Joplin (Arkansas) Volunteer Fire Department on Mountain Harbor Road.  There will be plenty of great food, and both a live and silent auction will be held with great items on which you can bid.

We look forward to seeing you at this important fund raising event for the benefit of the neglected animals of Montgomery County.

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Cat Spay/Neuter Promotion!

Our poster promoting our spay/neuter program.

Our poster promoting our spay/neuter program.

Thanks to the success of our fish fry fundraiser, we are pleased to be able to underwrite the cost of this promotion.

Let the spaying and neutering begin!

Love is in the air and we need to act quickly before we celebrate “Mother’s Day” with unwanted kittens.

The Fish Fry Fundraiser Was A Huge Success – Mar. 30, 2013

Question: What do fried fish, friends, fur and a guy in a big green St. Patrick’s Day hat have in common?

Answer: Raising money for a worthy cause.

A great crowd was on hand to enjoy the fish fry and to help support Warm Hearts.

A great crowd was on hand to enjoy the fish fry and to help support Warm Hearts.

All of that came together Saturday, March 30, when the Warm Hearts Humane Society held its second annual fish fry fund raiser at the Joplin Volunteer Fire Department.

Co-sponsored by the Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa, the Joplin Store, and the Joplin Volunteer Fire Department, the event provided fried fish dinners for close to 200 people who turned out and enjoyed good food and fellowship and, most importantly, support the year-long efforts and programs of the WHHS.

And, the best news of all, through food purchases, donations and silent and live auctions, just over $7,800 was raised for the Pat Paradies Emergency Animal Fund to provide veterinary services to needy animals in Montgomery County.

Chris Darby and Chris Barnes of Mountain Harbor Resort prepared the fish and hush puppies to perfection.

Chris Darby and Chris Barnes of Mountain Harbor Resort prepared the fish and hush puppies to perfection.

The event was held from 4-7 p.m., and early in the day things weren’t looking very good as far as the weather goes.

The morning was filled with overcast skies and rain with a bit of chill in the air. By early afternoon the rain had stopped. Then, shortly before the 4 p.m. start, temperatures warmed a bit and the sun peeked out from behind the clouds. It made for a wonderful late afternoon/early evening setting.

For just $5 a plate, those attending enjoyed fried fish, French fries Cole slaw, hushpuppies, iced tea or lemonade and deserts, including some great strawberry shortcake.

Phyllis and Freddie Davis and friend Charlie provided wonderful entertainment while everyone enjoyed their food.

Phyllis and Freddie Davis and friend Charlie provided wonderful entertainment while everyone enjoyed their food.

There was live music, provided by Phyllis and Freddie Davis and Friend, and of course the auctions, where a large number of items were up for bid, both silently and vocally.

Of the total $7,800-plus raised, just over $5,000 was the result of the auctions.

The WHHS offers a great big thanks to all those volunteers who helped put this event together and make it such a huge success and to those who donated items to the auctions. Of course, a special thanks to those who purchased auction items as well as to everyone who turned out to support this annual fund-raising event.

Ricky Lee served admirably as auctioneer for the fundraiser

Ricky Lee served admirably as auctioneer for the fundraiser

Oh yeah, that guy wearing the big green St. Patrick Day hat was none other than Ricky Lee, who once again served as the auctioneer.

Okay, everyone agreed, Ricky didn’t look much like a leprechaun, but he sure did work his magic and help provide the WHHS with a little pot of gold at the end of this rainbow day.

(Click here to view additional photographs of the event.)

Fish Fry and Auction Fundraiser Set for March 30, 2013

The second annual Warm Hearts Fish Fry and Auction, sponsored in part by Mountain Harbor Resort and hosted at the Joplin Volunteer Fire Department located on Mountain Harbor Road, will take place on Saturday, March 30, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Here’s a copy of the 2013_Fish_Fry_Flyer.  And, Click Here to view some photos of the 2012 Fish Fry Fundraiser.

Any items that you can donate ahead of time for the Fish Fry would be greatly appreciated.  Monetary donations to Warm Hearts are greatly appreciated in support of our spay/neuter programs and can be sent to our contact address on this page.  For pick up of donations for the auction, contact the Warm Hearts “switchboard” at the phone number listed on this page.

2013 Fish Fry Flyer

2013 Fish Fry Flyer