080713 Humane Society welcomes CruCon as Event Sponsor (291 w/2 col. photo CruCon)

LACONIA — New Hampshire Humane Society announces a new partnership with Crucon Cruise Outlet, who signed on as event sponsor for the animal welfare agency's annual auction, Paws for a Cause Comedy Night and Auction hosted at Church Landing, Meredith, New Hampshire August 8.

Shelter spokesperson Marylee Gorham said, "Homeless pets in the Lakes Region have a new, powerful advocate; we are thrilled to have Crucon Cruise Outlet, based in Moultonborough, join us as the top sponsor for our biggest fundraising event of the year."

The event takes place at Church Landing and will allow animal lovers from all over the state, and those who summer in the Lakes Region to show their support for the Laconia based animal adoption center.

Sandy Cleary, President and owner of CruCon is also excited: "We have many impassioned animal lovers on our staff, several of which have adopted pets from the NH Humane Society, including me. We are proud to contribute to such a dynamic organization." CruCon, which is one of the top providers for cruises in North America, has donated over $100,000 to local non-profit organizations in the past year alone. Said Cleary, "When we give back to our community, we all win."

Executive Director, Mary Di Maria said, "each year we hope to raise more than the year before. The last three years have proven we have a winning formula in terms of this event. Yes folks know there is neglect and cruelty in the world, but this event allows them to make a difference in an animal's life".

Tickets are available. Call 603-524-3252x309 or on line www.nhhumane.org.




Mary Di Maria, NHHS Executive Director;  Sandy Cleary, president and owner Crucon Cruise Outlet; Marylee Gorham, NHHS Director of Development, foreground  Daisy, Shelter Ambassadog.  (Courtesy photo)