Guilford Co. Animal Shelter to Hold Susie's FUNd Jam

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Guilford Co. Animal Shelter (GCAS) invites the public to Susie's FUNd Jam fundraiser Sunday, at which more than 500 adoptable animals will be available (at reduced fees) for adoption to loving families.

The event is from 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the Guilford Co. Animal Shelter on W. Wendover Avenue in Greensboro.

Sunday, only, cats one year and older are $10 to adopt. Dogs one year and older are $45 to adopt. "Pocket pets," like hamsters and birds, are half the price of their usual adoption fees.

The annual event, which began in 2010, is one of GCAS's primary fundraisers. Marsha Williams, GCAS executive director, said 100 percent of proceeds from the event go toward providing treatment for animals who need medical care upon arriving at the shelter.

The event name is derived from Susie's Fund, the shelter's fund for neglected and abused animals.

This year's Susie's FUNd Jam--which features bands and volunteers from across the state--costs $10 admission per person at the door. Families who have adopted a dog saved by Susie's FUNd can bring the dog for free admission. But, no other pets are allowed, due to space and heat concerns.

Susie's FUNd Jam will be the public's first opportunity to meet Toby, the dog found badly burned and wandering in a Greensboro neighborhood in April. Williams said she already has more than 100 people inquire about Toby, but no adoption applications will be accepted until interested families meet and spend time with him.


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