Posted on January 12, 2012 by Marina

Happy 125th Birthday, Toronto Humane Society!

Last night, we hosted a “Staff & Friends Charity Art Show”  to celebrate Toronto Humane Society’s birthday with a charity art show.  Over $4000 was raised for the THS from the art donated by  Steam Whistle Brewing Staff, and the Humane Society Staff and volunteers. Beer was flowing, bands were entertaining, art was selling, and everyone was making friends for a great cause (even the four legged attendees!)

As someone on Twitter put it….

And it was a win-win night!

It all started with a $2 donation 125 years ago. Today, THS is a not for profit organization committed to promoting  humane care and protection of all animals preventing cruelty and suffering. They provide high quality care to the animals who are surrendered to the shelter and find them forever homes.

The THS charity art show was organized by our very own Nicole George from the Creative Team.

Awesome job, Nicole!!

Her inspiration for the show?

“A friend of mine (Jenny Moore) works at the humane Society with ‘In-Takes. When she told a few stories about day to day services and costs it blow my mind that one of their main sources of funding are yard sales. I thought that it would be a great opportunity for the folks at SW to get involved – especially since there are soooo many animals lovers on staff.

Funny enough, because there was such a large amount of art donations there was no room for my own piece!”

Not a bad problem to have as an organizer! The art is currently on display until end of January, come by to see some of these amazing works.

The number of four legged friends in attendance was also amazing. Below is the THS CEO Dr. Jacques Messier with the ever friendly Beagle (who is currently up for adoption if you’re interested!) and Darryl with her Dachshund.

Thanks again to all who came out and helped make the event a success.

Stay tuned for details on our February art show. It’s bound to be another great night of art, beer and music!