The Joplin Humane Society hosts its annual Fundraiser

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JOPLIN, Mo. — Adults in the four states are raising a glass to help a local animal shelter.

The Joplin Humane Society’s annual Fall into Winter Wine Tasting was held at Macadoodles this afternoon.

Tickets cost $25 and guests could sample 25 wine and alcohol vendors along with food from local restaurants.

Last year’s wine tasting fundraiser was canceled because of the pandemic.

The shelter says Sunday’s event will help its 400 animals that are looking for forever homes.

“A huge expense right now is our medical fund. All the proceeds will go towards that. Especially right now the shelter is so incredibly full. We are having to turn animals away at the door, which is a really hard thing for us to do. Right now adoption fees are $20 for dogs and cats just so we can clear out some space. So when we are having to lower adoption fees like that events like this help covers those costs that we are losing out on,” said Lex Evelhaoch, Joplin Humane Society Volunteer Coordinator.

The shelter also held a silent auction with items donated from local businesses.

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