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Wayside Waifs – Fur Ball, “Bark and Roll”

The Overland “Bark” Convention Center was the site for Wayside Waifs’ annual Fur Ball, “Bark and Roll,” on May 11th. Martha and Rusty Smith were the honorary chairs for the fabulously fun event that featured cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction. The evening celebrated the organization’s 80th anniversary of saving the lives of homeless animals. Proceeds will serve more than 27,000 pets and people through pet adoptions, youth education, canine training programs, and community programming. Purrrfectly done, Wayside Waifs!

Rhonda Neuman with a furry friend
JC and Sarah Rieger
Kim Tripses, Allison Tripp, Marie Baldwin, Joann Fuller, and Caity Heffernan
Tim and Kay McCarthy
Kyle Steppe held an adoptable dog.
Michael and Jennifer Janis
Katie and Andy Huber
Carol and Joe Suhor
Sabrina and Demetrius Bell
Amanda Walters and Nicki Gleason

Featured in the June 15, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Angie Rayfield and Parker Anderson


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