Saturday, November 19 marked the 9th Tuxes and Tails Gala at Attitash Grand Summit Resort. The Annual Extraordinary Evening of Giving brought the Conway shelter’s supporters together to bid on silent and live auction items, and to learn more about the many programs and plans for the shelter’s future that are currently underway.

Nearly 100 supporters attended the event, including the shelter’s junior board. The junior board is made up of middle school students who are very involved in the shelter’s fundraising and outreach activities. Event and Volunteer Manager Christy Mackie put the junior board together in early 2016, and since then they have implemented many innovative projects to highlight the work of CAHS.

The evening consisted of a cocktail hour during which time attendees were able to visit program stations to learn about the work being done at the shelter. It was also a time for bidding on silent auction items and the purchase of tickets for the raffle baskets. All combined, the auctions, basket raffles and the Fund-A-Need portion of the evening’s program brought in a net of $34,000 to help the animals in the shelter’s care.

CAHS relies on support from individuals to keep the doors open and to help the nearly 1000 animals in need throughout the year.