Humane Society fundraiser slated

Submitted photo Members and residents take part in the Randolph County Humane Society’s first Furry Friends FUNdraiser, hosted by Smoke on the Water last June.

ELKINS — The Randolph County Humane Society is preparing for its second annual Furry Friends FUNdraiser, hosted by Smoke on the Water and scheduled for this Saturday.

From 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., participants and their leashed pets are welcome to support the Humane Society at the off-site adoption and fundraiser on the Smoke on the Water outside deck.

During this time, Smoke on the Water will be donating 20 percent of all purchases to the Humane Society to help fund the specific needs of kittens, cats, puppies and dogs at the facility.

Attendants can also enjoy happy hour and drink specials such as Sassy Cat Sangrias, Dirty Dog Martinis, Pit-Bull Punch and Raspberry Lemonade Whisker Sours.

Participants can also bring a donation of cat or kitten food, cat litter, blankets, dog toys or cat or dog canned food to be entered in a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Smoke on the Water, which will be raffled off at the end of the event.

Lisa Preusch, an RCHS board member, invites the community and their leashed pets to attend the event.

“We hope to see a great turnout this Saturday for the Furry Friends FUNdraiser and look forward to seeing you there! We hope to have many animals find their forever home while having a lot of fun,” Preusch stated.

Along with the fundraising, participants are also encouraged to adopt pets during the RCHS off-site adoption on the deck of Smoke on the Water.

“Adoption fees are $30 for cats and kitten each and $85 for dogs and puppies each.” Preusch commented. “All adoptable animals have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated.”

The adoption event will feature a variety of kittens, cats and large and small dogs.

At the previous Furry Friends FUNdraiser at Smoke on the Water, the RCHS successfully found forever homes for one cat and three dogs during the event.

The partnership of the RCHS and Smoke on the Water for the Furry Friends FUNdraiser was the brainchild of Denise Magee and Jon Magee of the restaurant.

“Smoke on the Water restaurant has been so generous to the Randolph County Animal Shelter by hosting these off-site adoptions and helping our furry friends find their forever homes,” Preusch said. “We cannot thank Denise and Jon enough for helping our furry friends at the shelter.”