Cache Humane Society hosts annual benefit brunch

The Cache Humane Society welcomes donations of items on its wish list. 

The Cache Humane Society will hold its annual Cache Humane Benefit Brunch at 11:00 a.m. on December 11, 2016 at the Logan Golf & Country Club (710 N. 1500 E.). Tickets are priced at $75 each, with proceeds benefiting shelter animals in Cache Valley. The event will also include a live and silent auction, featuring items like carpet cleaning from Chem-Dry, a gift certificate to the Anniversary Inn, and a one-night stay in a backcountry ski yurt, sponsored by Powder Ridge Ski Touring. There will also be opportunities to bid on local art and pet-themed gift baskets.

Featuring Hamilton’s Luxury Brunch Buffet, meal service will include a prime rib carving station, made-to-order omelets and crepes, fresh-baked breads and pastries, and a dessert bar. A cash bar will also be available.

“We really depend on community support for this event,” said Stacey Frisk, the Cache Humane Society’s director. “This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we count on it to fund our services.”

As the only shelter-based, no-kill facility in Cache County, the Cache Humane Society is an independent nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with or funded by other sheltering agencies.

“We’re a safe place for people to surrender animals when their circumstances change,” said Frisk. “We’re also a safe place for Animal Control to bring strays and lost animals. In those cases, we make every effort to find the owners, but we do put the animals up for adoption if we can’t accomplish that goal.”

The Cache Humane Society has saved more than 1,600 companion animals in 2016. Frisk does not, however, encourage the giving of shelter animals as Christmas gifts.

“Whenever an animal is placed for adoption, we need to have a conversation with the person who will be taking care of that animal,” Frisk said. “We know our animals and their needs, and it’s better for us to work directly with the pet owner to make the right match.”

“Also,” she said, “during this time of year, many people find outdoor cats and bring them to us, but we can only house adoptable cats. It’s better for people to participate in our Trap-Neuter-Release Program instead.”

Supporting this effort, the organization’s public clinic has spayed and neutered more than 2,000 animals this year, including both companion animals and feral/community cats. Other programs include the shelter’s weekly Off-Leash After School Program, Off-Leash Summer Program, and multiple day camps.

The Cache Humane Society welcomes holiday donations of items that are important to its daily operation, particularly laundry detergent, paper towels, and bleach.

“We get a lot of big foam beds or pillows brought in,” Frisk said, “but we can’t accept them because they aren’t compatible with our commercial dryers, and we can’t sanitize them. We can receive blankets, but what we need most is what’s included on our wish list.”

As community members seek opportunities for hands-on charitable involvement at Christmastime, Frisk encourages participation in the Cache Human Benefit Brunch. Tickets for the Cache Humane Benefit Brunch may reserved for pickup by emailing <a href=”mailto:fundraising@cachehumane.org” target=”_blank”>fundraising@cachehumane.org</a> and may also be purchased online at <a href=”http://www.cachehumane.org/” target=”_blank”>www.cachehumane.org</a>.

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