Mount Ida, AR – Warm Hearts Humane Society will host its largest fundraiser of the year this Saturday, March 23 at the Joplin Volunteer Fire Department. The fish fry begins at 4:30 pm, and the cost is $10/adult and $5/children under 12.
The dinner includes fried catfish, hush puppies, cole slaw, fries, a drink, and dessert. Take away containers will be available also.
In addition to the fish fry, folks will be able to participate in Live and Silent Auctions featuring lots of pet and lake-friendly items for bid. The Silent Auction will end at 5:30 pm, and the Live Auction will begin around 5:45 pm.
For the fourth year in a row, artist Holly Tilley of Little Rock, AR, will be painting “live” at the event, and her work will be auctioned to the highest bidder at the conclusion of the fish fry. Other live auction items include an Apple Watch, an Old Town Canoe, a Shark Ion Robot floor vacuum, a cedar patio cooler, and an assortment of outdoor and resort certificates.
Silent Auction items include home accessory items, gift certificates for food and services, and other novelty items. There will also be hand-loomed items by Dr. Barbara Page available for bid.
All funds raised from this event directly benefit the lost and abandoned animals of Montgomery County as well as pet-owners in our local area.
Since November 2018, Warm Hearts has sponsored two Low-Cost Spay Neuter Clinics for residents of Montgomery County, and plans to conduct at least four clinics each year. As a result of these two clinics, approximately 100 dogs and cats have been altered, and these pets will not contribute to pet over-population in our county.
Each clinic underwritten by Warm Hearts Humane Society costs the organization approximately $4,000.00, in addition to the minimal cost paid by each pet owner directly to the vet.
While this event is the main source of funding for these clinics, monies raised will also support the Pat Paradies Emergency Animal Fund, and vet-care for adoptable animals in Warm Hearts foster care.
Warm Hearts Humane Society is a 501c.3 non-profit organization and depends on support from the local community to continue its mission to help the lost and abandoned animals of Montgomery County.