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Almost Home to hold fundraiser Saturday

Event will benefit local no-kill shelter

In a perfect world, every dog would have a home with a family to protect at night and every cat would have a loving family to own. Sadly, there are many dogs and cats that aren’t living this luxurious lifestyle.

For those pets without a home, Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa steps in to provide the essentials — food, water and shelter.

The animals are continuously going through food, litter, cleaning supplies, toys, and more, and those items must be replenished regularly. This is why financial support from the community is so vital.

Almost Homecoming 2019 will be a key event providing that financial support.

The event will feature food, drink and music.

It will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Shimkat Motor Co., 3126 Fifth Ave. S.

Tickets are $50. All proceeds will go into the organization’s general fund to keep the shelter running.

Want to go all in for Almost Homecoming 2019? Rock that fabulous formal dress from freshman homecoming? Or party the night away in that suit that was oh-so-glorious back in the day? Guests are also welcome to come as they are in their most comfortable clothing.

“I love the idea of reliving the ‘night out’ of my youth,” said board member Andrea Minnikis. “With all the great radio tunes in that day and the styles we wore … it’s a real step back in time.”

Almost Home Humane Society is a limited intake no-kill shelter that receives no government funding and is funded solely by donations. It must continually raise funds throughout the year to make sure the needs of all animals in the facility are well-cared for.