Shelter at Home Raffle raises more than $100,000

Contributed photoMeet Truffles, pictured with CGHS Shelter Manager Jessica Farkas. Truffles is a two-year-old Staffordshire Terrier mix who’s been calling the shelter home for over a year. He’s grown up with us here, loving every person he comes into contact with. Unfortunately, he just tends to be a little rambunctious, so Truffles needs a home that’s prepared for his energy. He can’t be placed with small children for that reason. He also tends to be a little overwhelming for certain dogs, but likes others with similar energy. He’s super smart and has done incredible with training at the shelter.

Our faithful shelter supporters have outdone themselves again! The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA’s Shelter at Home Raffle raised more than $100,000. We are so humbled and thankful for this financial success.

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA (CGHS/SPCA) thanks all the sponsors, participants, and volunteers who supported the 2nd Annual Shelter at Home Raffle. We are ecstatic to report that over $100,000 was raised to support the 5,000+ animals served by CGHS/SPCA each year. Below is a list of the sponsors and volunteers who helped make this year’s raffle a tremendous success:

Best in Show - $4,000+: Anonymous - Friend of CGHS; Anonymous- Friend of CGHS; Freeman & Howard, P.C.; Patricia Kenehan; Michael, Inna and Kieran McLoughlin; Kimberly Peregrim, DO

Best of Breed - $2,000+: Haldis Adams; Anonymous - Friend of CGHS; AOW; Bank of Greene County; Duncan Calhoun and Russ Gibson; Evelyn Bordewick Charitable Foundation; Charlene Marchand; Marshall & Sterling Insurance; Marcia Sullivan

Blue Ribbon - $1,000+: Dairy Queen – Ghent; Paul Daly and Linda Reing; Dick and Deb Oliver; James and Kate Schneider; Scott and Kelly Shallo; Susan Sharp and Neal Conolly; S.T. Hudson’s Son

Red Ribbon - $500+: Dawn and Mike Bucci; Chatham, Claverack, Millerton Agways; Community Bank; Jennifer Clark Donoghue; Lorraine, Mark and Wally Emerick; Future Homes; Deb Harrison - In memory of Riley & Molly; Peter and Diane Hogan; Kneller Insurance Agency; David Levow & Karen Malina; Ron and Katrina Perez; Colin and Katrina Stair

Yellow Ribbon - $250+: Angerame Architects; Assured Partners - Valatie; Callander’s Nursery; Jim and Angela Carlucci; Cross Creek Farm; Decker Economics; Edward Jones - Phil Loftus; Five Star Roofing; Fortnightly Club of Catskill; Robert M. Gibson; Greene Computer; Interlaken Inn; Metz-Wood Insurance; Rhinebeck Animal Hospital; TKG Real Estate; Lisa Zaretsky

White Ribbon - $100+: Bill Baldwin & Sons; CGM Construction; Chatham Wine and Liquor; Columbia Physical Therapy; Craftech Industries; Dell’s Plumbing, Heating and A/C; William First; Heim Fuel Service; James Huber; Indian Ridge Accounting; Laura Manchester and Chok Dee; McCagg Excavating; C. Merritt; Richmor Aviation - Sharyn Marks; Danielle Sand, VMD; Wenk Funeral Home

Award of Merit - $50+: Berkshire Communicators; Greenberg & Greenberg-Counsellors at Law; Jerry Jennings Electrical Contractor

CGHS/SPCA would also like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations and support: ACP Power Equipment, Diane Kern, Hannay Reels, Herrington’s, Kimberly Peregrim, Marcia Sullivan, Pro-Printers, Yeti, Charlene Marchand, Patricia Kenehan, Laura Manchester, Jennifer Donoghue, and the Chatham Berry Farm.

The winners for the 2021 Shelter at Home Raffle: Around the House Package - John Friedman; Grill Lovers Package - Danielle Sand, VMD; Wine Lovers Package - Lora Hosie.

Again, thank you to all that participated and GOOD LUCK next year! On behalf of the Board of Directors, volunteers, staff, and - of course - our animals, we extend a heartfelt thank you! May God abundantly bless all of you in return.

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