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Pulaski Humane Society fundraiser called a success

The media blitz to raise funds for the Pulaski County Humane Society paid off in a big way Monday night at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Christiansburg.
In one hour since opening at 4 p.m., between 140 and 150 patrons were seated and being served.
By 7 p.m. the restaurant’s parking lot was full; several cars could be seen circling around, waiting for someone to pull out of the parking lot.
Inside, the vestibule was crammed with customers waiting to be seated. Wait staff darted in and out of the kitchen and the lobby to fulfill their chores while a line began to form at the door.
Keely Johnson, the current director of PC Humane Society was all smiles. She said that she started contacting everyone the media, and everyone she knew by phone, e-mail, press releases and websites to announce the event.
It looks like we did it, she said, smiling broadly, and added that she could not have done it without help from the volunteers.
Most of the money will go toward operations of the Humane Society and part of it will be used to purchase medicine for the ailing animals.
The restaurant had promised to donate 10 percent of the patrons purchases to the fund raiser from 4 p.m. to closing time at 10 p.m.
The restaurant manager was unavailable for comments.
The Humane Society many objectives include decreasing pet overpopulation; preventing animal cruelty through education and provide advice and assistance to pet owners.
Although the organization has a number of regular supporters, it needs continued financial support and additional volunteers. On the average, it receives 325 calls a month for animal assistance: Report of strays or hurt animals; help in spaying or neutering, or want to give up their pets.
We hold four to six fundraisers per year, Keely said, explaining that the PC Humane Society cannot keep on operating without the communityís financial support.

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Pulaski Humane Society fundraiser called a success

The media blitz to raise funds for the Pulaski County Humane Society paid off in a big way Monday night at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Christiansburg.
In one hour since opening at 4 p.m., between 140 and 150 patrons were seated and being served.
By 7 p.m. the restaurant’s parking lot was full; several cars could be seen circling around, waiting for someone to pull out of the parking lot.
Inside, the vestibule was crammed with customers waiting to be seated. Wait staff darted in and out of the kitchen and the lobby to fulfill their chores while a line began to form at the door.
Keely Johnson, the current director of PC Humane Society was all smiles. She said that she started contacting everyone the media, and everyone she knew by phone, e-mail, press releases and websites to announce the event.
It looks like we did it, she said, smiling broadly, and added that she could not have done it without help from the volunteers.
Most of the money will go toward operations of the Humane Society and part of it will be used to purchase medicine for the ailing animals.
The restaurant had promised to donate 10 percent of the patrons purchases to the fund raiser from 4 p.m. to closing time at 10 p.m.
The restaurant manager was unavailable for comments.
The Humane Society many objectives include decreasing pet overpopulation; preventing animal cruelty through education and provide advice and assistance to pet owners.
Although the organization has a number of regular supporters, it needs continued financial support and additional volunteers. On the average, it receives 325 calls a month for animal assistance: Report of strays or hurt animals; help in spaying or neutering, or want to give up their pets.
We hold four to six fundraisers per year, Keely said, explaining that the PC Humane Society cannot keep on operating without the communityís financial support.

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