The Cayman Islands Humane Society received a welcome boost from DMS recently.
Through its Paws for a Cause garage sale, the organisation managed to raise more than $1,000 for the humane society.
The money was raised through the efforts of the DMS Gives Back committee, which organised the garage sale. The sale had more than 40 participants, each of which paid a small fee to be part of the event, thereby raising money for the shelter on North Sound Road.
The organisers reported that there was a strong turnout, with additional companies also demonstrating support for the humane society.
Village Bakery was on site and donated its proceeds from the event to the humane society, while Digicel donated a BlackBerry for a raffle to raise additional funds.
The Humane Society Thrift Shop also benefitted, with many participants donating unsold items to the shop.
The humane society also was represented along with some of the shelter dogs in order to help drive awareness and maybe find a home for a couple of the deserving dogs.
According to Steve Marshall, shelter supervisor for the humane society, the organisation relies on the help of individuals and organisations to keep up their work at the shelter.
“Thank you to all the team at DMS for their time and effort in organising the ‘Paws for a Cause’ garage sale. Without the generosity of individuals and organisations like them we would not be able to keep the shelter running. Not only do these events raise much-needed funds for the shelter but they also help us to introduce the public to the various schemes we run to help get the dogs and cats out of the shelter and into loving homes,” he said.
According to Laura Howard, corporate communications coordinator at DMS, the event was very well received.
“It was a fabulous morning – the weather was agreeable – and despite the early morning hours, the mood was of heightened excitement as we knew we were all there for a good cause. We were very grateful for the support that we received from participants as well as attendees, and look forward to next year,” she said.