Humane Society Raises $12,500 for Veterans Program • Current Publications

The Humane Society of Hamilton County raised $12,500 at its seventh annual Ruff Ride on Oct. 1, which will be used to support the organization’s Pets Healing Vets program.

The event, which is a partnership between the Humane Society, Harley-Davidson of Indianapolis and Indiana Widows Sons, brought together more than 100 riders and riders to raise money for our nation’s heroes and animals waiting to find their homes, according to a press release. Ruff Ride attendees also received a tour of human society and were followed by a police escort on a scenic ride through Hamilton County, according to the release.

Rebecca Stevens, president and CEO of the Humane Society of Hamilton County, said the organization was pleased with the turnout for the Ruff Ride. The Pets Healing Vets program pairs Hoosier veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury with emotional support animals and currently serves over 35 veterans and their companions.

“The number of participants in our Pets Healing Vets program is growing rapidly, which means the cost of funding this life-saving program has also increased. Events like this and individual donations allow us to do our part to prevent veteran suicide.

The Humane Society will also host its 16th Anniversary Tinsel & Tails Holiday Petacular from 6-9 p.m. on November 17 at the 502 East Event Center in Carmel. It will include a silent auction, dinner, golden ticket raffle and a presentation of the most amazing rescue stories of the year.

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