Fort Worth's Animal Care and Control Division has been working toward constructing a new medical treatment ward that will increase capacity at the Chuck Silcox Animal Care and Control Center, but it needs some financial support. Here's a way you can help out and hear some local music at the same time.
From 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday (March 9), Oscar's Pub on Camp Bowie Boulevard will host a Project Henry Benefit featuring such local acts as the Fort Worth Nationals, Dave Millsap and Joe Corpening and others. Cover is $10, or $5 with a student ID or a bag of pet food. DFW.com is one of the event's sponsors.
A new medical wing at the shelter could save as many as 1,500 additional pets per year. All proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales will be donated to the animal shelter.
The benefit gets its name from Henry, a black Lab that came to the shelter so ill that he wasn't expected to live -- but he survived and was adopted, and is now the city's pet-adoption ambassador (check out his Facebook page, which includes more info on the benefit). And here's his story in a brief YouTube clip: