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Humane Society for Boone County Prepares for Third Annual “Fur Ball”

The third annual Fur Ball fundraiser has been scheduled for Saturday, February 20 at the Cardinal Room at the Golf Club of Indiana. Fur Ball, along with the annual Ride for Rescues and a golf scramble, are the major fundraisers for the Humane Society for Boone County (HSFBC).

DSC_1601bLast year’s Fur Ball was a sell-out and raised more than $44,500 towards Operation Shelter-Raise the Roof. So if you want to attend this year’s event and help the HSFBC, buy your tickets early. The highlight of last year’s Fur Ball was the unveiling of the proposed building design and floor plan.

As many of you know, the HSFBC has been raising money for the past few years to build a shelter for abandoned animals. Presently, they rely on volunteers to shelter these animals. All proceeds go towards their Operation Shelter Fund. They are over halfway to their goal of raising $1.5 million to make a physical shelter a reality.

This year, the HSFBC has been presented with a wonderful opportunity to partner with the Community Foundation of Boone County. The Foundation has agreed to match donations made to the HSFBC Non-Permanent Fund held by the Foundation, which is designated to fund a shelter. The Foundation will match 50 cents for every $1 donated to this fund, up to $35,000 in matching funds.

Even if you can’t attend the Fur Ball, you can still support the HSFBC by making a donation for the shelter fund eligible for the match by sending a check made out to CFBC and mailed to:

Community Foundation of Boone County
Memo line: HSforBC Non-Permanent Fund
102 N. Lebanon St., Suite 200
Lebanon, IN 46052

To make an online match eligible gift, go to giveboonecounty.org and specify the HSBC NP fund.

A financial gift of support will greatly assist in helping the HSFBC to reach its goal and is tax deductible.

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