October 08, 2013

Deanna raises $6,601 for Humane Society

As published in The Erin Advocate

The animals at the Upper Credit Humane Society shelter have a special place in Deanna MacKay’s heart, and she has made a special effort to help them, delivering $6,601 in pledges for this year’s Bark Around the Park Walkathon.

“I really believe in it,” she said. “It’s a sad thing when you see that animals have no home, or they have a home, but are not treated properly.”

She rounded up 256 sponsors, with some donating as much as $200, for the annual  walk at the CBM - St. Mary’s Sales Facility / Aggregates Pit in Limehouse on Sunday.

About 35 people and 20 dogs attended the event, with a total of more than $7,800 raised to help the animals.

The walk was followed by a BBQ, face painting, dog games, nail trims and vendor displays. Susan Saxe from Silpada Jewellery donated 70% of the proceeds to UCHS, and there were donations of goodies for participants from Royal Canin and Global Pet Food Orangeville.

Erin’s Deanna MacKay presents pledges totaling $6,601 to Laura Boardman, Fundraising Chair for the Upper Credit Humane Society.