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Whiskers & Wags event nets $25,000

By Staff | Oct 16, 2009

Anne Small, left, of Shepherdstown stands with Mrs. Anna Briggs, 99, and Jim Taylor. Mrs Briggs is the founder of the National Humane Education Society, Jim Taylor is the President of the Board of Directors and Anne Small is the newest Director of the NHES Board of Directors. Submitted photo by Cindy Taylor

The recent Briggs Animal Adoption Center “Whiskers and Wags Woof It Up” fund-raiser held at the Charles Town Races and Slots was a great success, organizers reported this week.

About 220 people attended, and the event netted more than $25,000.

Caroline Gregg entertained with her lovely harp music, and Marty Kable held his lively live auction during the evening.

Over 200 silent auction items were up for grabs, and bidding was brisk. Art work, dinners, trips and many certificates for services were sold with the proceeds going to Briggs and Spay Today. Items ranged from whale watching in Maine and kayaking trips to dinners at private homes in the Shepherdstown area.

Anne Small and Christine Parfitt, co-chairs of the event, want to thank all of the local merchants and friends for their very generous support.

The Briggs Animal Adoption Center, located on Rt. 340 in Charles Town, is a program of the National Humane Education Society.

The BAAC primary mission is to place cats and dogs in loving homes with compassionate people who will fulfill lifelong commitments to them by accepting them as a member of their family.

– Daniel Friend