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Dinner to benefit animal fund

Published 9:37pm Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The pit bull-mix was in a sorry state when Suffolk Humane volunteers found her wandering beside a North Suffolk road in June.

Emaciated and beset with a serious skin condition — and apparently having recently given birth — she was taken to the organization’s Driver office, whose grand opening the volunteers were en route to.

Suffolk restaurant Mosaic will host a dinner Friday to raise proceeds for a Suffolk Humane Society fund that cares for neglected animals. The fund is named after Hope, pictured, who was rescued in North Suffolk in June.
Suffolk restaurant Mosaic will host a dinner Friday to raise proceeds for a Suffolk Humane Society fund that cares for neglected animals. The fund is named after Hope, pictured, who was rescued in North Suffolk in June.

Instantly, however, her life took a turn for the better. Hope is now in good health and looking for her “forever home.”

To help Hope and other neglected animals, a dinner will be held Friday at Mosaic, inside the Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts, to raise money for a fund established in Hope’s name, and perhaps also to finally find the pooch a permanent, loving home.

“We are so excited to partner with Mosaic once again to benefit Suffolk Humane,” society interim Executive Director Michele Thames stated in a news release.

“We hope that the community will turn out to enjoy a great meal, fun, and help us help homeless animals receive the care and love they deserve.”

A special item is planned for the event at 110 W. Finney Ave. from 5 to 10 p.m. — prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes and winter vegetables, along with a featured dessert. Diners will also be able to select from the menu.

A portion of proceeds from the event will go to the society’s Hope Fund, which helped restore Hope to heath.

Suffolk Humane’s community outreach director, Kay Hurley, said the fund recently helped a three-legged kitten named Tiny Tim and also helped another kitten that needed veterinary care “above and beyond the usual.”

Hope herself will be there for a meet-and-greet with supporters, in the hallway just outside the entrance to the eatery, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

There’s a chance that the lovable Hope might even finally find a permanent home, Hurley said.

Proceeds from a silent auction will also support the Hope Fund. “I certainly hope people will support” the dinner, Hurley said. “It will be a wonderful evening with great food, and it’s a good opportunity to come out and have a good time on a Friday night.”

Reservations are required for the event — call 538-5090 to book your spot.

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