The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County held its annual Valentine's Purrfect Buffet and Auction at the Skyline Ballroom at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on Feb. 15. Over 200 supporters enjoyed a delicious buffet and placed bids on 130 silent auction items and 12 live auction items. Auctioneer Densil Niebert, encouraged tough competition for live auction items resulting in major revenue for the shelter.
The auction was a success thanks to area businesses and other animal lovers who contributed a variety of great silent auction items. This year's event raised over $25,000 to benefit the Shelter Renovations Fund, with proceeds going toward completion of an animal isolation room, currently in progress, as well as other renovation projects at the AWS animal shelter on Leetown Pike, located near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
To learn more about the Society and how to help make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate animals in the county, please visit the AWS website at www.awsjc,org or visit the shelter. Information on pets that are in need of homes, yearly fund raising and upcoming events are also available on the website.