Published On: Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012

10th annual Doggie Ball aids homeless pets, recalls Tri County founder

BOCA RATON – This year’s 10th annual Tri County Humane Society Doggie Ball was a great success.  But it lacked one major thing: The presence of Tri County founder and CEO Jeannette Christos.

The woman who created Tri County in her home a couple of decades ago passed away last summer.  This year’s event was dedicated to her memory.

The Country Western themed evening that included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, dinner with live auction, plus entertainment and dancing, drew hundreds to the Boca West Country Club.

Chairperson was Harriet Lewis-Mooney.  Honorary Grand Marshall Dog was Murphy Lewis-Mooney.  Honorary Chairpersons were Herme De Wyman Miro and Lois Pope.  Honorary Grand Marshall was Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, who also conducted the live auction. Honorary Guest was Jerry Kramer.  Honorary Cats were Lily and Max Cook.

Proceeds will benefit Tri County Humane Society, a no-kill facility which provides shelter, food and medical care to hundreds of animals every day until they can find their forever homes.  The shelter has seen a significant increase in the number of abandoned pets, especially those in poor medical condition.  As a private non-profit, these increased medical bills have put a severe strain on the shelter’s resources.

Tri County is funded totally through donations and by fundraising.

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