By Nathan Ham
In July, the Avery Humane Society launched the Lucky Paws Raffle Extravaganza where people could purchase raffle tickets online for prizes donated by more than 50 businesses and individuals in the High Country region.
The time to buy raffle tickets is almost over as people still have time to get their $ 100 raffle tickets by midnight on October 17th.
“Every prize has been donated, so all raffle ticket purchases go to the shelter to provide food, shelter, medical care and lots of love and care,” said Gwynne Dyer, executive director of the ‘Avery Humane Society. “We are very grateful to the business community for giving us all of these incredible prizes and we are amazed and grateful for the public’s support for the purchase of tickets. Fundraisers like this are so important to the sustainability of the shelter because we do not receive any funding from the government. These things are vital for us.
There are 11 grand prizes in total that will be awarded Thursday at 6 p.m. The event will be broadcast on the Avery Humane Society Facebook page. You don’t have to watch the stream to win a prize.
The grand prize is a 2021 Nissan Frontier.
“We have had the truck since Monday and we drive it with signs. So we have the real truck here and it will be at the shelter Thursday night, ”Dyer said.
Other Prizes Include: Exquisite Diamond Necklace, High Country Dining Package, High Country Adventure Package, Eagle’s Nest Glamping Package, Eagle’s Nest Luxury Package, High Country Decor Package, Linville Ridge Country Club Package, Tennessee Vacation & Titans Football Package, Sugar Mountain Winter Ski / Summer golf and tennis package and a weekend at Charles Kuralt’s Hideaway chalet on Grandfather mountain
Avery Humane Society houses more than 600 animals at the shelter each year and provides free or low cost sterilization and sterilization services to hundreds more to reduce the number of unwanted and vulnerable animals in the community. The Humanitarian Society has a 94% adoption rate, which is still one of the highest numbers in the state, and it never euthanizes a health animal. The animals will stay at the shelter until they are placed with their families forever. Avery Humane Society is also the only organization in Avery County providing services to homeless animals. The county does not have an animal control service and does not provide funding to the humanitarian society.
You can buy raffle tickets in click here.