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$3.84 million pledged to equip 57,000-square-foot facility opening in 2017
Seattle animal lovers showed their fondness for four-legged furry friends by generously donating $4.26 million at Seattle Humane’s 27th annual “Tuxes & Tails” auction and fundraiser held at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency on Saturday, May 7.
The special “Fund-A-Need” project was the highlight of the annual gala and raised $3.84 million for Seattle Humane’s Capital Campaign – named “Animal People Can” – to equip a new 57,000-square-foot shelter, adoption center and veterinary teaching hospital scheduled for construction on its campus in Bellevue. Over $27 million has been raised since Animal People Can was launched in 2014.
A silent and live auction, featuring one-of-a-kind experiences such as dinner at Canlis with friends Seahawks kicker Steve Hauschka and former Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller, brought in $420,000 with those funds dedicated to the direct care of the animals at Seattle Humane.
After completing phase one fundraising for Animal People Can, Seattle Humane is ready to begin construction of a $30 million animal shelter, adoption center and veterinary teaching hospital that will be capable of placing 10,000 pets per year.
“Now it’s time to fill the building,” said CEO David Loewe. “These extraordinary funds raised tonight from our Fund-A-Need project will provide equipment needed to keep dogs, cats, and small animals happy and healthy during their stay with us as well as make the shelter a warm and welcoming environment for the public.” The equipment includes x-ray machines, anesthesia and dental machines, caging for dog kennels and cat cubbies, and materials for building separate surgery, ICU, recovery, and isolation areas.
Tuxes & Tails guests received a surprise announcement during the Fund a Need portion of the evening: a $1 million match by philanthropists Jim and Bet Schuler, long-time supporters of Seattle Humane.
Seattle Humane has been saving animals and completing families since 1897, and the impact has been tremendous. In 2015, Seattle Humane placed 7,000 pets into loving homes, rescued more than 4,500 pets from other shelters, and spayed and neutered 1,200 pets belonging to low-income families, all while achieving a 98.3 percent life-saving rate, one of the highest in the nation. The new shelter, slated to open next summer, will allow Seattle Humane to place 10,000 animals each year, and spay and neuter over 7,000 pets each year.
“We are so grateful for the support of our generous donors at tonight’s event,” said Loewe. “We invite everyone in our animal loving community to join us in our mission to save more lives!”
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ABOUT Seattle Humane
Founded in 1897, Seattle Humane proudly promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need. We provide adoption services 7 days a week, plus pet workshops and training, a pet food bank, a low-fee spay/neuter surgery program, humane teen club, a visiting pets program and more. Seattle Humane located in Bellevue, at 13212 SE Eastgate Way. For directions and more information, visit www.seattlehumane.org or call (425) 641-0080.
More Than 1.3 Million Dollars Raised at this Popular Fundraiser
Shelter to grow their Community Outreach Programs to save more lives
|I absolutely love Seattle Humane Society. I love how it is run, I love the fact that the volunteers always seem to have a smile on their faces, I love the care given each and every pet that finds its way to this shelter, I love the Maxmobile and I love the support the community gives this amazing organization.Nearly 1000 guests enjoyed SHS’s 25th annual Tuxes and Tails fundraiser in Bellevue recently which is a testament to SHS.Local media and former Super Sonics Slick Watts and Gus Williams, showed their support by walking the runway with Seattle Humane’s adoptable shelter pets.
“We’re proud to host Tuxes & Tails – a spectacular event for a great cause,” said CEO David Loewe, “but we could not do it without our charitable sponsors, hundreds of supporters who procure and donate auction items, our dedicated staff and volunteers who ensure that the night goes off without a hitch, and our guests who give so generously to the animals.”The special “Fund-A-Need” project was the highlight of the live auction and raised more than $570,000 for Seattle Humane to expand its Community Outreach Programs. These live-saving services provide critical pet food and vet services to thousands of pets belonging to low-income seniors, cancer patients and people disabled by HIV/AIDS. This Fund-A-Need ensures that thousands of people in our community will not be forced to give up their pets when they need them most.
If you couldn’t make it to Tuxes & Tails this year, it’s not too late to make a difference! You can still make a donation to the Seattle Humane Society at tuxesandtails.org. To make a donation to the Fund-A-Need to expand our Community Outreach Programs, go to tuxesandtails.org or call (425) 373-5382.
Sneak a peek at exclusive auction items benefitting Seattle Humane’s shelter pets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2012
Don’t miss Tuxes and Tails, the most “barked about” fundraising event of the year featuring decadent dining, luxurious auction items, local celebrities, and an adoptable pet runway show — all to benefit the animals at the Seattle Humane Society!
Take a sneak peek at this year’s auction catalog full of exclusive items and experiences you won’t find anywhere else, including a chance to join Seattle Humane Society on a life-saving dog transfer trip to L.A., a 25-person cocktail party aboard a 92’ classic 1929 motor yacht, and more!
Get your tickets today and enjoy a fun-filled night of fundraising for the animals.
23rd Annual Tuxes Tails Gala Saturday, May 12, 2012 Hyatt Regency Bellevue Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Buy your tickets now at tuxesandtails.org or call (425) 373-5388.
Can’t attend this year? Make a donation to the animals or buy a raffle ticket (you do not have to attend Tuxes & Tails to win!) Learn more… For more information:
Rhonda Manville Director of Marketing
(425) 274-1513 Rhonda@seattlehumane.org
Amanda Walde Media Relations Associate
(425) 753-7151 Amanda@seattlehumane.org
About the Seattle Humane Society Seattle Humane Society has been awarded the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Founded in 1897 to bring people and pets together, Seattle Humane Society provides incredible companion animals for adoption 7 days a week, pet workshops and training, a pet food bank, a low-fee spay/neuter surgery program, humane teen club, a visiting pets program and more. Grand Champion Sponsor: Thank you to the following sponsors: Jeannie & Bruce Nordstrom, Laird Norton Tyee, and Waste Management
Heartfelt Woofs for a wonderful animal non-profit