Shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday the line of people extended into the lobby of the Heritage Inn. As soon as the doors opened at 6 p.m. people began to file in the room.
“I’m a firm believer in supporting the humane society. It’s a good cause,” said April Hudson of Moose Jaw. “I thought Rory Allen would be very entertaining as well so it’s a win-win.”
She was one of 140 people at the Moose Jaw Humane Society’s second annual fundraiser, Kisses for Kritters featuring Saskatchewan-born Elvis Presley tribute artist at the Heritage Inn on Friday night. Hudson said she didn’t come out to the event last year because she hadn’t heard about it. She said she came with a friend.
“Every little bit helps and the money raised (Friday) will be just going into our general operations fund because it is so expensive just to keep the shelter running,” said Karla Pratt, fundraising and promotions co-ordinator with the humane society.
“Money comes in and it goes back out. We don’t get much to say for special projects and things like that. So that’s why we have so many fundraisers and events throughout the calendar year just to keep the money coming in.”
For more information, see Saturday's edition of the Times-Herald.