Live bands and raffles aim to raise funds for a new shelter for human society | News

HUDSON — This weekend, you can have a great day listening to great music and supporting a cause by attending the Pasco County Humane Society’s first Give Me Shelter project.

The event aims to raise funds to improve human society, including a new building on the property.

The public is invited to attend the fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 at The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave. Admission is $10 per car.

Attendees can bring a lawn chair and blanket to enjoy music from Lady & the Outlaw, Wallace Blvd and Suburban Legendz. There will also be food and drink available for purchase, face paint, raffles, and some of the shelter’s adoptable pets.

“Our longest resident in the shelter is Bernie, he’s a pittie mix,” said event organizer Sue Victor. “He needs to go to a house with a fenced yard, and he’s not good with cats. He’s a lovebug, and he’s about 6 years old.

Bernie has been at the shelter for about two to three months. Another longtime resident is Rowdy, a 7-year-old Springer mix whose owner has passed away. Rowdy’s owner must have left him outside often, according to Victor, because he is a heartworm carrier.

“He has warts on his back, and we’ve been applying medication to see if we can get rid of them,” added Victor. “People don’t want to adopt him, but he’s the cutest dog and he’s so sweet.

“Everyone sees these warts and freaks out, but they’re not contagious,” she explained. “We asked three different people to check it out for opinions. It really affected his adoption and that’s sad.

The Humane Society has a screening process of potential owners, according to Victor. Animals are not adopted by just anyone, she wants to make sure the animals go to a good home.

The Pasco County Humane Society plans to build a new shelter on side land. His current trailer is already inundated with enough pets that it’s hard to accommodate more.

Victor said the humane society usually tries to leave a cage available for all emergencies.

Additionally, the Humane Society would like to create a fenced-in agility course for dogs staying at the shelter.

“We’re down to $150,000 that we’ve set aside,” Victor said. “We teamed up with Pasco County Animal Services; they help us with many of our dogs which is a dream come true. We always have our medical side, to help animals in need.

The community is already quite involved in human society, Victor said. Residents came to volunteer for part of the repair, and some children painted a mural on the side of a wall.

Victor said the shelter was looking for a chainsaw carver who would be able to carve two stumps into the shapes of a dog and a cat.

To learn more about the event, search for the Pasco County Humane Society on Facebook.