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Carthage Humane Society to host Strayghetti Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again, as the Carthage Humane Society is holding its annual Strayghetti Fundraiser.

The fundraiser not only raises money for your favorite furry friend and its needs, it also helps fund the entire operation for the humane society. 

“With inflation, with prices of everything going up, with minimum wage being $12.30 an hour, it has become increasingly challenging to fund the needs of our shelter,” President for the Board of Directors for Carthage Humane Society Nancy Corley told NewsTalk KZRG. “I know people think, ‘What’s a little cat food and dog food?’ But it is also payroll, and it’s utilities, and it’s vaccinations and preventative care for the pets that live at our shelter. We want to provide them with the best shelter life possible until they can be adopted.”

The fundraiser takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 20 at Memorial Hall in Carthage.

There will be entertainment and live music featuring Larry Turner, who covers George Strait, performing. 

Tickets are $40 for a single seat or $75 for a couple package. You can purchase tickets at both Southwest Missouri Bank locations in Carthage, or you can purchase them at the Carthage Humane Society at 13860 Dog Kennel Lane or its website,

With a savory dinner of rich and authentic flavors of Italy planned and catered by Famous  Grill, activities for the evening of fun include a silent auction when you can bid on a variety of items donated by local businesses and supporters, a raffle and a puppy adoption. 

There is also a cash bar with a selection of handcrafted cocktails, wins and other refreshing beverages.

All proceeds from ticket sales, auctions and raffles will go directly to the Carthage Humane Society to help provide care, shelter and love to the animals in need.

“One of our biggest struggles right now is our payroll has gone up and up and up, and our expenses for supplies for the shelter has gone up and up and up,” Corley said. “Just meeting our monthly expenses is becoming more and more challenging. What we are hoping to do is come up with a monthly donor program so people can contribute monthly if they choose to.

“In addition to that, we have animals brought in sometimes that are scared or timid with behavioral issues because they have been on the streets and do not trust humans anymore,” Corley continued. “It takes someone knowledgeable and patient to work with those animals. That is also where regular and consistent volunteers help out. And like any other facility, we have things that break down and need to be repaired.”

Donations of all kinds are always welcome and always helpful to the Carthage Humane Society.

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