Dr. Bruce Warwick with the Friends of the New Animal Shelter accepts a cheque from Karen DeKoning. November 3, 2017. (Submitted photo)

Concert, Private Donation Boost Fundraising For CK Animal Shelter

The Friends of the New Animal Shelter in Chatham-Kent are celebrating a recent fundraiser as a “roaring success” after raising nearly $15,000 through a concert and a private donation.

The Lion Sings Tonight, which was held at the Capitol Theatre in Chatham on Friday, November 3, raised just under $5,000 for the cause, which continues to move closer to its goal of raising $1.5-million.

The campaign was further boosted by a private donation from Karen DeKoning, who handed over a cheque for $10,000.

“It was my way to challenge community people like me to get behind this most important project,” said DeKoning in a media release.

Dr. Bruce Warwick with the Friends of the New Animal Shelter accepted it on behalf of the group, adding the concert was a “perfect evening” with “fabulous talent.”

The campaign still needs about $240,000 to reach its goal.