Moffat County Humane Society fundraiser ‘a real family event’

If you go

What: Humane Society of Moffat County’s Bone Appetit BBQ

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: OP Bar & Grill, 534 E. Victory Way

Cost: $25 for individuals, $48 for couples and $10 for youths 12 and under

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Turbo

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Ruger

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Shep

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Roxy

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Tuco

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Daisy

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Annie

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Gracie

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Taffy

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Huey

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Evander

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Lily

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Bently

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Cocoa

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Tubs

Through fundraising, the Humane Society of Moffat County hopes to continue helping animals in need, Humane Society secretary Pat Pearce said.

One of the organization’s most successful fundraisers the last two years has been the Bone Appetit BBQ.

This year’s event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at OP Bar & Grill, 534 E. Victory Way.

“When we came up with the idea, we thought about what other organizations have done,” Pearce said. “Dinners seemed to have worked and we decided on one during the summer so it could be more casual and be outdoors.”

The OP is the ideal place to host the event, she said, as it offers a big back patio, and great facilities and service.

The dinner costs $25 for individuals, $48 for couples and $10 for youths younger than 12.

Tickets can be pre-purchased at OP or from any Humane Society member.

Besides dinner, door prizes and a silent auction are also on the agenda, Pearce said.

While the exact prizes and auction items were not decided as of press time, Pearce said all items would be donated by Craig businesses.

Some non-traditional entertainment has been planned for the event, as well.

Courtland Folks, a sergeant with the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, will be bringing Czar, a certified K-9 Unit assist dog, to demonstrate how the dog has been trained to work with the sheriff’s office.

“It should be a lot of fun for those in attendance to see how (Czar) has been trained,” Pearce said.

Trying to stress the importance of family, she said a piñata and games would also be available for youths.

“It’s a real family event,” Pearce said. “We want to get as many people out as possible.”

Around 75 people at-

tended the event last year, she said, and the Humane Society is hoping for a similar turnout this year.

“We are a community service organization,” Pearce said. “We just hope that the community will come out and support us.”

All of the money raised will be used to help the many programs the Humane Society takes on.

“Some of the money will go to help buy food for families with pets that can’t afford it at the time,” Pearce said. “We can’t help them all the time, but when we can, we like to.”

Other programs it will help, she said, include adopt-a-thons, and spay and neuter clinics.

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