HHHS raises thousands for animals in need at 'Bone Appetite' auction

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The humane society invites the community to raise funds at the Prairie Band Casino and Resort on Saturday.

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It currently costs about $4,400 a day to operate Helping Hands Humane Society. Over a thousand of animals are being donated to humane society. The cost of care values, but with the support of the community many animals’ lives get saved.

Over 300 attended the annual celebration on Saturday. The evening offered a live and wine auction, a meet and greet with the adopted animals, and hearing the stories of animals that have been saved within the last year.

For the first time people can bid in the silent auction from home to make it more beneficial for the community.

The community had the opportunity to select items from jewelry, to kids activities - to fitness items, without being physically present.

The funds raised on Saturday goes to the care of over 6,000 animals admitted to the humane society each year.

The humane society says they can continue saving lives with the help from the community.

"So many people work on this, not only the staff, but volunteers," Communications Coordinator, Emi Griess says.

"Along with all of our community partners, people who have donated items for the silent and live auction. The center pieces were donated by local businesses, so its wonderful to so many people come together for it to turn out to a great night like this."

13's Ralph Hipp was the emcee at Saturday's event and over 5,000 dollars in auctions were donated.