Looking Back at 2016
Thanks to all of our generous supporters in 2016 – your contributions enabled us to provide housing, food, medical care and love to the animals that came into our facility! Without you, none of this would have been possible. For the first time in years we operated in “the black”. The community support has been overwhelming. Individual & Estate contributions allowed us to reduce our mortgage from $1.1 Million to under $700,000 (over $400,000) in 2016. One donor donated money in memory of a loved one to have our parking lot paved. Supporters at Hound Ears Club sponsored a Fashion Show Luncheon fundraiser that brought in over $28,000. Our Holiday appeal has already generated funds in excess of $35,000. These are only a few examples of how our community supported the animals.
Let’s keep this momentum going – your ongoing support will ensure that Watauga Humane Society can continue saving and improving the lives of all of the animals that come through our doors.
WinterPaws at WinterFest
Come to Blowing Rock on Sunday, January 29 for the WinterPaws Dog Show sponsored by Watauga Humane Society.
Registration at the door for your pooch begins at 12:00pm.
$5 entry fee per category or $25 for all six categories. Categories include Most Unique Looking Mix of Breeds, Best Wiggle Butt, Most Clever Dog Trick, Cutest Looking Dog in the World, Best Winter Fashion Wear and finally, Most Crooked Smile. Winner from each category goes on to compete for the title of Best in Show and the Grand Prize. Plus, we will have raffle tickets available for sale for our Valentine's Day raffle of thousands of dollars of fine jewelry. SNIPS will be selling their wonderful craft items (just in time for Valentine's Day). We will be selling lunch items so come hungry. Also, bring your friends who don't have a dog. We will have several shelter dogs on-site for adoption. 100% of the proceeds go to the Watauga Humane Society. Located in the Blowing Rock Elementary School Gym so we will be comfortable no matter what the weather!
Check out the link to the Blowing Rock Chamber's Website and find the entry form/
For the third year in a row we are selling raffle tickets for some amazing jewelry and other items. Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50.
You can purchase tickets on line HERE. Tickets are also available at the adoption center and from board members.
-Diamond & Pearl Bracelet appraised at over $5000 OR
-Diamond & Pearl Ring valued at $4500 OR
-Two night stay at the New Public House in Blowing Rock including one dinner and breakfasts
Numerous smaller prizes will also be awarded.
First ticket drawn gets first pick of Grand Prize. Second ticket drawn gets second pick. Third ticket drawn gets remaining prize.
A copy of the raffle tickets will be emailed to you when you purchase on line. The drawing will be held February 11 at the Boone Mall. You don't have to be present to win. Grand Prize Winners will be contacted by phone or text the day of the drawing.