Humane Society of Marion County raises over $1,400 through ‘Yappy Hour’ event

The Humane Society of Marion County raised $1,452.28 during its “Yappy Hour” at the Hilton Ocala (3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474) this past Friday.

Dozens of dog owners and their furry friends took part in the event, which included a photoshoot, as well as a couple of vendors selling organic dog and cat food as well as dog and cat food seasoning.

Check out some of our photos below, and if you have any photos that you would like to share of your dogs, cats, hamsters, or any other pets, please feel free to contact us, or share them through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Duke, 3, owned by Kayla Pilling, a local realtor
Duke, 3, owned by Kayla Pilling, a local realtor
Kaos, 3, and his owner Luiggie Alvarez
Kaos, 3, and his owner Luiggie Alvarez.

Kaos is Luiggie Alvarez’s son’s service dog. Kaos is a three-year-old Cane Corso, which is a type of Italian Mastiff. He was purchased from Numeros Kennel in New Smyrna, Florida.

Milo, 1.5 years old, with his owner Susan Keeran
Milo, 1.5 years old, with his owner Susan Keeran

Milo is a one-and-a-half year-old that was adopted by Susan Keeran from the Houston Humane Society. Susan is a local business owner and looks to celebrate the grand opening of her business in the coming weeks.

Oakley, 7, with owner Addie Clow, a teacher at Hillcrest
Oakley, 7, with owner Addie Clow, a teacher at Hillcrest

Oakley is seven-years-old and sits next to his owner, Addie Clow. Clow has been a teacher at Hillcrest School in Ocala for 33 years with a focus on special education with children of all ages.

Roselynn Collazo and Jeff Heinrich with their 1-year-old, Charleigh
Roselynn Collazo and Jason Heinrich with their 1-year-old German short-haired pointer, Charleigh

Roselynn Collazo and Jason Heinrich take their one-year-old Charleigh, who is a German short-haird pointer, with them everywhere.

Wolfie, 5, with owner Holly Sherwood

Wolfie is a five-year-old owned by Hollly Sherwood that was rescued locally. He’s wearing a fancy getup and is well-trained.

Tucker, 1, with owner Susie Blanchard
Tucker, 1, with owner Susie Blanchard

Susie Blanchard owns three dogs and brought her mini shar pei Tucker, who is only a year old, to the event. Blanchard, who works in nursing education at Advent Health, is looking to breed Tucker in hopes of bringing more diverse breeds to Marion County.

Domino with owners Darian Mosley and Greg Wesolowski
Domino, 3, with owners Darian Mosley and Greg Wesolowski

Domino is a 3-year-old with tons of energy owned by Darian and her beau Greg. Both Darian and Greg are heavily involved residents of Ocala.

Tickets to the event were $5 and all the proceeds from the event will be used by the Humane Society of Marion County.

Do you have photos of your furry friends (i.e., dogs, cats, hamsters, etc.) that you’d like to share with the rest of the community? Share them through our contact us page, or through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at any time!