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Thank You Hickory County!!!

Our First Annual Purses for Paws fundraising dinner and auction was more successful than we could ever have hoped!  To all the volunteers and people who attended, you were awesome.  In fact, the funds raised were sufficient to allow us to start our building fund, a vehicle fund to transport to the vet for whatever reason and STILL continue providing low-cost spay & neuter services and food support to those needing the help.

Shown below are some of the photos taken at the fundraiser – where good food was enjoyed and happy winners enjoyed their prizes, whether from the silent auction or the purses.

And Kudos to Sara Marie Fukula – Photography by Sarah Marie – for doing such a great job of covering the event!

Picture - Fundraiser - Won a Bunch Picture - Fundraiser - 2 happy winnersPicture - Fundraiser - Getting Fed




Picture - Fundraiser - Purses to AuctionPicture - Fundraiser - Pat & Jeff performing



Picture - Fundraiser - Pastor Hoff & FriendsPicture - Fundraiser - Looking over the Crowd 3



Picture - Fundraiser - Looking over the Crowd 4Picture - Fundraiser - Door Prizes 2



Picture - Fundraiser - Auctioneer workingPicture - Fundraiser - Margaret winning a purse




Picture - Fundraiser - Won the Guitar

Pet Sitters Wanted

We regularly are receiving requests for in-home pet sitting, where someone reliable comes to a vacationing person’s home and takes care of their animals as if they were their own.  If you are bondable, love animals and want to have your own independent business, this could be a lucrative niche in Hickory County that would also be providing a service.  We’d be happy to help you think through how to set this up if you like.  Just email us at

And if you’re already set up to do this sort of thing, please let us know ASAP.  We’ll list you on a resource page, and there are several people we know actively looking for help.