It was a perfect spring evening, the atmosphere laid-back, food was outstanding, barrel aged cocktails, mixed drinks and wine were exceptional, the music pleasant and the community support for Second chance was very generous--as only the people of Mason can be!

The Second Chance Mason Animal Rescue’s Board, Officers and volunteers wish to thank each contributor and attendee at the Second Chance Capital Campaign kick-off fund raiser. Your participation and support of Pawtail Party held on April 23, 2016 made the event a big success! Second Chance is on its way to achieving its goal of building a no-kill shelter for Mason County.
A special thanks to our hosts Keith and Sue Kaan, our corporate sponsor Eco Earth Construction, and the volunteers assisting in the preparation of the superb food representing New Orleans, Santa Fe and Asia including Topaz Confections, Miles of Chocolate of Austin, Teodora Catering and Sandstone Cellars for donating the wine for the event. Also, thanks to our mixologist, Chris Denton and the evening’s fine musician, Steve Terry, who helped make this the perfect party.
We would also like to thank the many individuals and business that contributed items to the Silent Auction: Bill Worrell, Sue Kaan, Toni Hurlbut, Kay Hudler, Danny Kamerath, Linda Fleece, Market Square, The Thing Is Boutique, Al Dreyer, Kay Knight, Caroline’s Grooming Spa (Fredericksburg), Mason Gallery, Rebekah Tolley, Eco Earth Construction, Amelia Banner, Mason County Craftsman, Kim Paxson, John & Karen Olson, Jan Keller, Nancy Sterling, Nan Loeffler, River Sound Recording, ProFab Welding, Angela Rogers, Joann Masters, Navajo Grill and Marcy Wheeler.
The 2.75-acre tract of land purchased by Second Chances for construction of its no-kill shelter is located at the corner of Highway 29 and Hinckley Rd. in the Mason Industrial Park. The City has begun installing utilities and cutting the road into the Park. In preparation for a shelter design, Second Chance volunteers are benchmarking with other animal shelters to help define best practices for a shelter and to identify those that were tried but did not work as well as expected.
Second Chance’s long range goal of constructing a shelter is in addition to the on-going operational objectives of rescuing, fostering and adopting-out the many homeless dogs and cats in Mason County. These needs can be met with the continued community support. Please remember that if you make purchases through Amazon using smile.amazon.com and designate Second Chance Mason Animal Rescue as your designated charity, Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to the Second Chance Operating Fund. For more information on Second Chance activities, visit our website at secondchancemason.com or on Facebook at secondchancemason.

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