$267,800 raised for humane society

GUELPH – The Guelph Humane Society’s (GHS) Happily Ever After gala, presented by Dr. Barry White and family, returned for a second year and raised a total of $267,800 on Nov. 9 at the Delta Guelph.

The sold-out crowd of 300 guests celebrated GHS’ “Happy Tails” while raising money for vulnerable animals in the community.

The proceeds will support homeless and neglected animals in Guelph and Wellington County and help GHS create second chances for abandoned animals.

An event highlight was the Fund-a-Need, in support of the new building, raising $89,400 by 97 donors within approximately 10 minutes.

This amount was matched by an anonymous donor that evening, doubling the impact.

Construction on the new building at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. has begun, with completion expected in the fall of 2020.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the attendees,” said Adrienne McBride, executive director of GHS.

“We are so fortunate to have so many people who feel strongly about the need to support animals, and the people who love them in our community.”