Monday, November 3, 2014

A Puppy Love ASPCA Fundraiser

Col. Thomas Rushing and Tudor
The ASPCA (Dothan Humane Society) held its annual fundraiser on November 1, 2014 at the home of Col. Thomas and Dr. Sylvia Burson Rushing in Spann Farm in Dothan, Alabama. Inspired by their love for their own two Yorkies, Tudor and Moses, Tom and Sylvia were a natural fit to host such an event. You see Tom cuddling Tudor in the picture to the left. MooMoo, below, is ten years old and follows Sylvia everywhere. 
Moses (a.k.a.MOOMOO) Rushing

Tudor Rushing 
Ellen Webber sets up the appetizers

In spite of the sudden cold spell that kept the large number of people who attended inside, the flickering flames in the fireplaces added warmth to the casual, well-attended evening.

Brian Hart entertained on the guitar
Segrid Gale served as organizer and members of the board all participated. Humane Society members contributed appetizers (served in the kitchen) and desserts (dining room) while delicious barbecue, grilled chicken and all the fixins were served buffet style in the garage.

Cecily Ramsey Butterworth with Aunt Sylvia Burson Rushing, a guest and Rebecca Suggs, Mrs. Alabama
 My daughter Cecily and I sat in the kitchen enjoying new friends who were dedicated their pets. I must admit to being impressed with how husbands AND wives pulled out their cell phones to show us the pictures of their pets -- so obviously loved. These are dedicated people supporting and loving the animals among us who make such devoted friends. I have long been impressed with the way Humane Society member Marcella West dedicates her time to transporting animals around the country to places where abused or abandoned animals might find a home.

The event raised a lot of money for a very good cause.

Auburn and Mississippi State played on big screen TVs throughout the house

Mary Jo Woodham and Kay Nailen chat with a friend on the patio.

Even more serious football watchers
I must admit that the warm casual atmosphere of this fundraiser made it one of my all time favorite events.

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