On February 5, the Humane Society of Tom Green County (HSTGC) in San Angelo, Texas, held its annual FurBall fundraiser at the Cactus Hotel, according to the San Angelo Standard-Times.
The event offered animal-loving couples an early Valentine's Day celebration with proceeds benefiting animal rescue
, adoptions and low-cost spay and neuter services.
The FurBall included hors d'oeuvres, prime rib, salad and dessert prepared by chefs Liz and J.R. Matthews, followed by a dance and silent auction. Tickets were $75 per person. On the day before the FurBall, HSTGC's executive director Jenie Wilson said to the news source, "Our ticket sales are good. We're selling strong."
Wilson also told the San Angelo Standard-Times that while the Humane Society saved more than 242 animals from euthanasia last year, more must be done to promote public education on animal rescue, specifically the importance of spaying and neutering, key methods of avoiding animal overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, February is spay and neuter month with February 22 designated as the 17th annual Spay Day.