BENEFITING: Humane Society of Chittenden County
EVENT DATE: Jun 30, 2015
I'd like to call our boat "The Big Mistake" but my partner, Becky Roberts, doesn't agree. The boat known as "Becky's Party Barge" needs a more clever name AND our local humane society needs to raise some money. Perfect match.
This is how it works. You make a $20 (or larger) donation to the Humane Society of Chittenden County via this website. In the "donor comments" section of your donation, place your idea for the boat's new name. You can also name the dinghy! Enter as often as you like. Each donation gives you one more chance to name our boat and win 25% of all the money we take in! Need some inspiration? It's a used, 24' 1998 pontoon boat, currently moored in a beautiful little bay on Lake Champlain, Vermont. The dinghy is..... well, it's a dinghy.
All references to the Titanic will be excluded!
At the end of June, the official Boat Naming Committee will meet to ponder, debate, and deliberate on the vast and creative suggestions offered Although I entered a few ideas, I promise, Official Naming Rights Regulations will not permit me to win. Whoever submits the winning name will recieve 25% of all the donations, and the REAL winner, the Humane Society of Chittenden County, will recieve 75% of all money donated. HSCC's budget is about $300,000 annually and it all goes toward their fantastic programs aimed to foster compassionate treatment of animals and to prevent animal suffering.
NOW GET CLEVER AND NAME THAT BOAT! Read on for more info on this fantastic, hard-working organization.
HSCC is a “controlled-admission” shelter, which means: they take in animals regardless of health or behavioral conditions and do no “pre-intake” assessment except in the most extreme cases where animals/staff health and safety may be at risk. They have no set “maximum length of stay” nor do they euthanize animals to make space for new intakes. HSCC is more than just an animal shelter. They have a humane education summer camp program for kids, assist victims of domestic violence and temporarily homeless individuals by providing short-term care for their pets, reduce pet over-population through the “Spay the Mom” program, reduce pet over-population through a TNR (trap/ neuter/release program) for feral cats, and help prevent animal homelessness by assisting families with one-time medical expenses. HSCC also offers training classes and low cost spays and neuters for the community. Oh, and they found new homes for over 800 homeless dogs, cats and "smallies" in 2014. Not bad for one organization on a budget of $300,000!