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Wayside Waifs – Fur Ball, “Woof 66”

More than 1,000 people gathered for Wayside Waifs’ Fur Ball, “Woof 66,” on May 11th. Jill Dean and Jean Wagner were the honorary co-chairmen, and Martha and Rusty Smith and Therese and David Yost served as the co-chairmen. The sold-out event raised more than $1.4 million to help save the lives of thousands of abandoned, abused, and homeless pets.

(Seated) Sebastian De Geer, Kevin Holmes, and Dino Callahan (standing) Katie and Taylor Hemness, Lindsay Shively, Gary Lezak, emcee; and Devin Carter


John and Nancy McCarthy with Erika and Ryan McCarthy


Dorothy Miller, volunteer


Mike and Jenny Eldred with Geoff Hall, Wayside Waifs


(Front row) Mary Lawless, Linda Arnold, and Jennifer Lawless (back row) Mike Kent, Kristie Kent, Madison Kent, Mark Box, Katie Taylor, Aaron Weber, and Lydia Gutierrez


Andy and Katie Huber

Additional photos featured in the June 22nd issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder Photography


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