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Play Bingo for Humane Society Friday

Posted: April 15, 2014 - 4:07pm

Play Bingo in Greenbrier Friday to help battle animal overpopulation and animal homelessness in Faulkner County.

The Humane Society of Faulkner County will host the first in a series of scheduled games Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Greenbrier City Event Center.

The new Bingo venture will comply to the Arkansas Charitable Gaming Laws, organizers said, and the games will be run by the Humane Society and the Companions Spay and Neuter Clinic volunteers.

Proceeds go to the Humane Society’s SLoan Swindle Memorial Fund.

Funds raised will be used to offer financial assistance to qualifying households needing to have their pets spayed or neutered.

Currently, the Humane Society’s Companions Thrift Shop on Washington Avenue in Conway supplement the spay and neuter assistance program, but demand for help is high, and the fund needs a boost.

Since its inception three years ago, the Humane Society of Faulkner County has contributed and distributed $80,995 to people and animals in need, said volunteer and board member Shirley Jarman.

“Dr. Ferrell Larousse at Companions Spay and Neuter Clinic and his staff are currently impacting change in Faulkner County,” Jarman said. “Recently updated clinic statistics revealed over 18,000 animals have been sterilized since the clinic opened in 2007.”

Jarman said the Humane Society’s spay and neuter assistance fund has made the surgeries affordable to families in need of help.

“Just one spay can prevent a thousand strays,” is the slogan of the joint effort of the clinic and Humane Society.

Jarman said the group hopes the tagline will bring awareness to the impact spaying and neutering animals can have on preventing animal homelessness and overpopulation.

Find more information about the Humane Society’s programs by visiting www.fixingfaulknercounty.com, www.companionsspayandneuter.com, or by visiting the Humane Society of Faulkner County’s Facebook page.

Minimum Bingo packets at Friday’s event are $20, and $35 for maximum packets.

Players may purchase $1 raffle tickets with a jackpot starting at $500.

Players must be 18 or older to participate. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

The Greenbrier City Event Center is located at 5 Lois Lane in Greenbrier.

Future monthly games will be announced, and the group hopes to increase weekly games in the near future.

(Staff writer Courtney Spradlin can be reached by email at courtney.spradlin@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236, or on Twitter @Courtneyism. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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