Wine & Whiskers fundraiser is successful

Heartland Humane Society's Wine & Whiskers event was a huge success, raising over $30,000 for the organization. Wine & Whiskers was held Oct. 3 at the Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton. It was the first event of its kind for the organization, and featured wine and beer tasting, hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a live and silent auction.

All of the funds raised go toward caring for the shelter animals, including veterinary expenses, spay and neuter expenses, food and shelter. Heartland Humane Society relies on donations from the community, and the fundraiser is the largest it has done to date.

"We just want to say thank you to everyone who made our event successful – the sponsors, auction donors, attendees and cash donors," said Tasha Anderson, executive director at Heartland Humane Society. "This event sets the standard for our fundraising efforts going forward. It was a lot of fun, too!"

For more information about the event or the organization's fundraising efforts, contact Tasha Anderson at 605-664-4244 or email Heartland Humane Society serves Yankton and Clay counties in South Dakota and Cedar County in Nebraska and surrounding communities, protecting and enhancing the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people. Visit Heartland Humane Society online at

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