Mardis Gras theme works for Humane Society

Published 10:29 am Wednesday, March 4, 2015

An evening of Mardi Gras-themed festivities raised funds in support of the Humane Society of Davie County’s pet rescue and adoption programs on Feb. 20 at WinMock at Kinderton.

The loft was decorated to the nines in masks and beads, as were more than 200 attendees who came out on a cold evening to support the cause.

The Humane Society (HSDC) hosted guests Donna Lawrence and Susie, the pit bull puppy who was abused and left for dead in the Greensboro area in 2009, until rescued and adopted by Lawrence.

Since then, Lawrence has successfully campaigned for state legislation providing for jail time for first-time animal abuse offenders, and set up a foundation, Susie’s Hope, to advocate nationally against abuse. Attendees listened to her remarks and embraced photo opportunities with Susie. The 2013 movie “Susie’s Hope,” tells the story of she and Susie.

The evening is possible through the contributions of sponsors, more than 100 silent auction item donors, and a band of volunteers who plan and manage the event.

“HSDC is so grateful for the efforts expended by our volunteers to make Cause for Paws an enjoyable evening, and to our generous sponsors and donors. Certainly they make the magic happen and their support enables more rescues of abandoned dogs and cats. Magic and mission in one great evening,” said Jane McAllister, president of HSDC.

Visit the HSDC website,, or Like HSDC on Facebook to see more photos of the event and to learn more about Humane Society programs.