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Auction critical for KHS

Kitsap Humane Society’s 20th annual Animal Krackers dinner and auction event will be Sept. 28, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside.

Ticket are on sale now. In 2012, Animal Krackers was sold out at 350 attendees and raised over $200,000.

“The funds raised at Animal Krackers are crucial to the sustainability of Kitsap Humane Society and to its medical and behavioral rehabilitation programs,” said Eric Stevens, executive director of KHS. “Staff and volunteers care for almost 5,000 animals per year and maintain a 94 percent lives saved rate, one of the highest in the U.S. The financial support gained from Animal Krackers is crucial to maintaining our exceptionally low euthanasia rate.”

One life recently saved at KHS was tiny, blue-eyed Magenta, a striped tabby kitten, who arrived at KHS at 10 days old with her mom and siblings and a broken hind foot, unnoticed by her former owners.

Magenta was living in a drawer with her siblings since they were born. After receiving a splint (a Popsicle stick) and getting daily weigh-ins to ensure that her and her siblings were healthy and gaining weight, the feline family was sent out to a KHS foster home.

The foster care providers brought Magenta in regularly for splint changes and soon Magenta was splint-free. She is waiting for spay surgery this week and will be available for adoption soon at kitsap-humane.org/available-pets.

Magenta’s story is special because many shelters would have been forced to euthanize her due to lack of resources. Tickets can be purchased online at kitsap-humane.org/our-platinum-year-event or by calling Special Events Coordinator Rachel Bearbower at 360-692-6977 ext. 1216.

The auctioneer will be Brady Hammerich of Stokes Auction House in Bremerton, and the announcer will be Kristen Eddings, Miss Washington 2006.

KHS is a private, non-profit charitable organization that has been caring for animals here since 1908.

 

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