The Glendale Humane Society (GHS) celebrated its 90th anniversary last month at PIRCH, the festive new showroom in Glendale. Approximately 225 pet-loving dog and cat lovers mingled, munched and imbibed with friends, neighbors and puppies to support and celebrate the tiny-but-mighty, no-kill non-profit Glendale Humane Society. Appetizers prepared by PIRCH Chef Craig Russell partnered with wine and whiskey tasting, live music by The Subs, psychic pet readings, donated silent auction items plus art work, a photo booth and a magician enhanced the evening’s festivities.
Heartfelt pet tales and adoption stories were shared among guests. The GHS was honored to have Glendale City Councilwoman Paula Devine in attendance. GHS executive director Alyce Russell and board members Kyndra Casper, Jeannie Flint, Sara Goldberg, Linda McMenamin, Gretchen Nelson and Charlie Phillips, along with staff members and volunteers, including Tina Ito, former long-time GHS board member, coordinated the event.
The event raised $44,000 to benefit the shelter.
To show their appreciation to PIRCH representatives, GHS presented Steve Dorflinger, regional vice president of Sales and Steven Loria, assistant store director with an engraved brick that will be permanently installed in the animal socialization area of the GHS bark yard.
As a non-profit organization GHS operates solely from private donations and receives no funds from local, state, or federal government. All 90th celebration event costs and expenses were underwritten by GHS board members, volunteers, and other friends of the shelter; therefore, 100% of all donations and sponsorship contributions, will go toward the care and feeding of the GHS animals.
Originally founded by volunteers, Glendale Humane continues to rely on a strong base of volunteers to walk, train and socialize their dogs and to interact with their cats. Glendale Humane rescues dogs from the area’s high-kill shelters and assumes responsibility for these animals by providing food, shelter, veterinary care, human interaction and love, with the goal being to ensure as many dogs and cats as possible receive the second chance for a forever home.