"Tux" was the winner of the oldest pet at 21 years old.
The first ever Christian County Animal Shelter “Bow Wow” fundraiser was a success in every way measurable Saturday evening, with dozens of dogs and a couple of cats accompanying their owners to the Trail of Tears Park.
The event featured a time when pet-owners could give a testimonial about their shelter pet and the joy it brought to their life. A woman identifying herself as April talked about her dog “Winnie” and how she transitioned from a shelter pet to a member of the family.
Most stories were similar, with dog-owner Melissa giving her account of a dog going from shy and mal-nourished to loving and plump.
Cats don’t enjoy family outings as much as dogs, but one feline did manage to bring home an award. A black and white cat named “Tux” who was adopted at the age of 14 is still going strong now at 21-years old. Tux sat on a picnic table most of the evening and just watched the other cats and dogs at the event.
Christian County Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace says the event was very successful and there will be another “Bow Wow” to support the “Get’em Done” project next year.
A total on just how much money was raised wasn’t immediately available, but anyone wanting to donate can still do so by contacting the Animal Shelter during regular business hours. Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble and State Representative John Tilley were among those attending the fundraiser.