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Burnet, Texas Burnet Bulletin Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Pgge |]A T @WS I The Hill Country Humane Society (HCHS) Board of Directors reports being "thrilled" with the suc- cess of its inaugural Wags and Whiskers Gala on Sept. 17. "We reached our goal with the generous support of our members, gala guests and other supporters throughout the community," said vice president Lynn Bishop. "We now have the necessary funds to pursue the creation of our in-house spay and neuter pro- grana. "HCHS wants to publicly thank everyone who lent their support to this effort." "Our success is due to the generous involvement of the community," said gala chair- woman Mitzi Logan, "It truly was a community event." All gala proceeds are dedicated to the HCHS spay/neuter program and to equip and staff an on-site operating theater. The shelter is dedicated to spay and neu- ter as a primary solution to reducing the number of homeless and tmwanted ani- mals. "We have the designated space for the operating thea- ter and we look forward to getting up and running as soon as possible' said Linda Raschke, a board member and Llano County Commissioner. "Our goal is to ensure every animal leav- ing the shelter is spayed or neutered in an effort to reduce the overpopulation of unwanted pets in our commu- nities. The proceeds will be utilized to create the operat- ing theatre but the expense of sustaining the spay/neuter effort will be ongoing." For more information regarding gala results, and to follow our spay/neuter pro- gram progress, log on to www.hillcountryhumaneso- ciety.org or the online news- letter, www.hchswatch- dog.org: Contributed Close to 200 supporters of the Hill Country Humane Society (HCHS) from Burnet and Llano counties make up the crowd at the society's inaugural Wags and Whiskers Gala Sept. 17 in Buchanan Dam, Contributed Dan McBride, DVM, president of the board of directors of Hill Country Humane Society Board addresses the animal shelter's first fund-raising gala that was held Sept. 17 at the Hill Country Hall in Buchanan Dam. Prather from b training UIS. Air Force Airman basic training also earn four Jarred L. Prather has adu- credits toward an associate in ated from basic military train- applied science degree ing at Joint Base San Antonio- through the Community Lackland, San Antonio. College or'the Air Force. The airman completed an Prather is the son of Robin intensive, eight-week program C. Leddy of Liberty Hill and that included training in mill- Mike L. Prather of Burner and taD' discipline and studies, Air stepson of Tammy M. Prather Force core values, physical of Burnet and Phil D. Leddy :fitness, and basic warfare of LibertyHill. principles and skills. He graduated in 2016 from Airmen who complete Bumet High School. a ermist to address LB The guest speaker for Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp's (LBCC) October meet- ing will be Robert Griffith, a Burnet taxidernaisc "Iqae meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct.18 at 7 p.m. at the Hill Country Hall, 15675 Texas 29, in Buchanan Dam. The 'topic will be the proper way to care for a deer to be mounted and the tech- niques and equipment used in preparing the mounc tie will have examples of finished mounts Ibr all to see. Griffith, who learned his trade of 35 years from his Father, grew up in Houston and moved to the Hill Country in 1975. He processes between 1,300-1,400 deer and exotic species annually. Learn more at www.lake- buchanancc.com and direct questions to Annette Gardner, LBCC secretary, at 325-423- 9339. ACHI~E iiiiiiii~ii!!~i iiii!iiiiiiiiili~