Canines, cats, and cabernet event in Brownwood raises money for animal center
It was an evening for the felines and canines in Brownwood.
Friday night was the annual Canines, Cats and Cabernets event benefiting the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center, the largest fundraiser for the center.
Several items were up for bid in live and silent auctions.
Hundreds of people were at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center enjoying wine and food from local businesses, all while raising money for the animal center.
"We're going to have lots of food and lots of drink, and we hope to raise money which will maintain our budget so we can keep our center open," said Corinne T. Smith Animal Center board president Dave Olhausen.
The animal center is mainly funded through private donations and the City of Brownwood. That's why this event is crucial.
"It brings in about $30,000 or more for us, and we expect a little more this year," said Olhausen.
Some items up for auction included a guitar signed by Rick Springfield and Wade Bowen.
"We've got a trip to New Mexico, we've got golf packages," said Olhausen.
And of course, pet items, which is what auction bidder Bill Harlan had his eye on.
"I've already bid on two items; one's a cat picture and the other is a cat lamp. I have seven cats at home," said Harlan.
Vida Mouri has 15 adopted cats and two dogs.
"I'm bidding on everything that looks like cats or dogs, or goes with cats of dogs, because I just love cats and dogs and I'm all for it," said Mouri.
Friday night looked promising for our canine and feline friends.
100% of the proceeds raised went toward the animal center.
For ways to help the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center, visit their website http://http://ctsanimalcenter.org/howtohelp.html.
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