The vet bills are large and this is sure to help.
Yesterday, June 28, the Drumheller and District Humane Society was chosen as the recipient of Drumheller Chrysler's customer appreciation fundraising event.
Drumheller Chrysler was selling hamburgers, a drink and dessert for five dollars a person to raise money for the Humane Society as the not-for profit organization operates solely on donations.
"Right now we don't have any grants, we are strictly on donations," commented Donna Tessier from Drumheller Chrysler who is also a director for the Drumheller and District Humane Society. "Anytime I can give or volunteer or get fundraisers, we appreciate that. We operate on what the community gives us."
The fundraiser ssw just under 100 community members show up to eat throughout the event. The fundraiser boasted a small petting area for cats, rabbits and ferrets where children and adults could meet some furry friends.
Deb Busse, Shelter Manager for the Humane Society, mentioned that the animals they brought were animals up for adoption.
"We take in a lot of animals. In the last few years, our numbers have tripled," explained Busse on why fundraisers like this are so important. "We have really no resources outside of that. I'm really proud of the Drumheller community that really cares. They step up every time we need it!"
This fundraiser raised a total amount of $668 for the Humane Society.
Although not thousands of dollars, Busse is relentlessly appreciative towards the community who showed their support.
"It was successful. All the people who came through enjoyed the animals. They're showing interest in adopting," she concluded. "We are just really thrilled we were invited to be here and to have the people who came by, come by!"
Busse also commented that several of the animals that were displayed for adoption are going through the adoption process at the writing of this article.