Cause for Paws benefits abandoned dogs and cats

Published 10:02 am Thursday, May 19, 2016

The crowd applauded as nostalgic Hollywood performers Gracie & Lacy appeared in custom-made cat costumes for the Humane Society of Davie County’s fundraiser Cause for Paws.

Gracie & Lacy preformed a show of music and entertainment, all in the name of helping raise money for abandoned dogs and cats.

Kitty Evans, HSDC volunteer said: “I enjoyed the entertainment and had a really good time.”

Along with a paw-fect show, Savory Spoon catered a sit-down dinner and the HSDC board of directors raffled prizes like an overnight getaway at Summerfield Farms and a 16-GBiPad Air.

“The food was outstanding,” Evans said. The Humane Society of Davie County raised just over $20,000 for operating funds for the following fiscal year.

“We are so grateful for all of our wonderful supporters. I would personally like to thank everyone who donated financially, promoted, volunteered, sponsored, and donated raffle items,” Carrie DuPre, HSDC marketing manager, said.

The American Humane Association presented the adoption center with a $4,000 grant for resurfacing the kennel floors and supplied the take-home gift to all of the attendees.

“Over 6,000 paws have walked and slept on, and called our kennel floors temporary sanctuary from abandonment until they found their forever family,” DuPre said. “Now we must repair eight years of wear and tear.”

The Humane Society of Davie County needs to raise another $20,000 to repair the kennel floors. This monetary goal is a separate expense from the annual operating budget. To donate to the kennel floor campaign, go to or checks can be mailed to 291 Eaton Road, Mocksville.