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Tuxes and Tails to benefit Humane Society

Enjoy an evening of fun benefiting the 3,000 animals the Humane Society of Central Oregon cares for each year at the 14th Annual Tuxes & Tails on Saturday, June 8 at Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center. This year’s party is an 80s themed party. Feel free to dress in your best 80s costume or throwback suits and dresses, or your formal wear. Tickets are available now. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the evening begins with a selection of hors d’oeuvres. The silent auction kicks off at 6:45 p.m. and a plated meal begins at 6:50 p.m., with the Live Auction starting at 7:10 p.m. Dinner is served with wines from around the world and the dessert dash run begins at 7:55 p.m.

Cats, dogs, birds, rabbits and even a few rats can all be adopted at The Humane Society of Central Oregon. BendBroadband is grateful for the wonderful delivery of care to the more than 3,000 lost, abandoned, neglected and abused animals each year in our area.

For each animal, HSCO provides medical care, microchipping, spay/neuter and they coordinate adoptions. In addition, HSCO has a pet food assistance program, education programs and also serves as a dog licensing and renewal site. HSCO serves the Bend, southern Deschutes County & outlying areas.

To help fund their programs, they rely on donors, volunteers and the proceeds from the Humane Society Thrift & Furniture Store at 61220 S. Highway 97, in Bend.

Upcoming HSCO events:

Tables for Tails is set for Tuesday, April 30. Tables for Tails is an annual dining fundraiser in which 10% of the total bill (food and beverage) of patrons who dine at participating restaurants will be donated to HSCO. Participating restaurants include: McKay Cottage, Immersion Brewing, Marcello’s Cucina Italiana, and Joolz.

Camp Furry Friends offers a great opportunity to learn about the humane treatment and care of animals. Camps run Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The 2019 camp schedule is the following:

July 22-26 – Ages 9-12
July 29-August 2 – Ages 8-9
Aug. 5-9 – Ages 9-12

Can’t make the Tuxes & Tails event or looking for another way to help HSCO, mark your calendars for the 2019 Fur Ball on Friday, Aug. 23 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Pets and their people put their best paw forward for a fun and furry fashion show benefiting our fur friends.

BendBroadband sponsored events:

Last fall, BendBroadband sponsored the HSCO Tricycle & Weiner Races in downtown Bend. The event was a fun day of Weiner Dog Races and Tricycle Races. The Weiner dogs sported some fashionable bandanas with the BendBroadband logo. The event raised more than $3,000 for the Humane Society of Central Oregon.

The Humane Society of Central Oregon locations and contact information:

HSCO Shelter:
61170 S.E. 27th St., Bend
541/382-3537
Open M-F 10am-5:30pm; Saturday 10am-5pm, Closed Sundays & major holidays

HSCO Thrift Store:
61220 S. Highway 97, Bend
541/388-3448
Open M-Sat. 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm
Donations Accepted:
Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm

 

BendFilm submissions due April 25

BendFilm submissions due April 25

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High Desert Chamber: Valentine’s Day concert

High Desert Chamber: Valentine’s Day concert

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HSCO Thrift Store: Great deals, cause

HSCO Thrift Store: Great deals, cause

Humane Society of Central Oregon Thrift Store is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central… Continue Reading

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Preparing children for school

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Therapeautic horseback training changes lives

Therapeautic horseback training changes lives

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Building homes, providing hope: Sisters Habitat for Humanity

Building homes, providing hope: Sisters Habitat for Humanity

The Sisters Habitat for Humanity is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central Oregon… Continue Reading

Heart of Oregon Corps: Providing a path to self-sufficiency

Heart of Oregon Corps: Providing a path to self-sufficiency

Heart of Oregon Corps is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central Oregon a better… Continue Reading